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LeBron James opts for one more day of rest, will miss Los Angeles Lakers' game vs. New York Knicks, sources say

ESPN 12 May, 2021 - 01:00am

LeBron James will give his injured right ankle one more day of rest Tuesday, when the host Los Angeles Lakers take on the New York Knicks. James is targeting a return on Wednesday against the Houston Rockets, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin.

"It is sort of a soft plan for him to play tomorrow," coach Frank Vogel said Tuesday. "He's going to do some more rehab work today, and we'll evaluate the response to that work tomorrow."

James was a full participant in practice Monday, and Vogel said James came out of the session fine and would not term Tuesday's absence as precautionary.

Although it seemed as if James was trending toward a return against New York, the Lakers coach did not officially reveal his status during Monday's availability.

"We did some drill work. We did some contrived scrimmages, and we did a short, full scrimmage," Vogel said Monday when asked what the practice entailed. "And he did all of it."

James missed six weeks due to a high right ankle sprain before a two-game return against Toronto and Sacramento. He then missed the next four games in an attempt to rest the ankle.

James visited an ankle specialist last week, sources told ESPN, and has made considerable improvement in his on-court workouts without experiencing the "sharp pain" he reported in the losses to the Raptors and Kings. He previously had difficulty making hard cuts and elevating, sources told Wojnarowski.

The Lakers will raise their 2020 championship banner on the night of the Rockets game, with approximately 3,000 fans expected to be in attendance.

Rasheed Wallace points out the obvious about the Lakers’ playoff needs

FanSided 12 May, 2021 - 01:00am

LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers. (Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Former NBA star Rasheed Wallace knows exactly what the Los Angeles Lakers need to win big in the playoffs: They need a healthy LeBron James. Shocker!

This hard-hitting insight will make or break the Lakers this postseason. Los Angeles will go as far as James will take them. Though Wallace appreciates what Anthony Davis has done when he has been on the court this year, the Lakers are not repeating as NBA champions without a healthy James throughout the postseason. Unfortunately, he is not close to being 100 percent healthy.

So how important is James’ overall health to the Lakers’ potential chances at repeating really?

The one and only Rasheed Wallace on #TheJump talking Lakers with @KendrickPerkins, while @WindhorstESPN gives us the latest on LeBron's return and what we can expect from him in the final games of the season:

— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) May 10, 2021

Los Angeles has four games left in the regular season. The Lakers project to finish the regular season in seventh place this year, meaning they will have to take part in the controversial play-in tournament. The good news is they are not going to be any worse than the eight-placed team in all likelihood, meaning they have to win one of two potential play-in games to reach the playoffs.

They will likely draw the division rival Golden State Warriors in the No. 7 vs. No. 8 game with the winner advancing and becoming the No. 7 seed. The loser will face the winner of the No. 9 vs. No. 10 game for the right to be the No. 8 seed. If Los Angeles advances out of the play-in tournament, they will likely face either the Utah Jazz or the Phoenix Suns in their potential first-round matchup.

Without a healthy James, the L.A. may not even get out of the first round this summer.

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Lakers Defeat Knicks In Overtime As Defense Steps Up

Lakers Nation 12 May, 2021 - 01:00am

What channel is Knicks vs. Lakers on today? Time, TV schedule, how to watch East vs. West game

Sporting News 12 May, 2021 - 01:00am

Both New York (38-30) and Los Angeles (38-30) have plenty on the line heading into their Tuesday night clash at the Staples Center. The Knicks find themselves at No. 4 in the Eastern Conference standings, but they are only one game up on both the Hawks (38-31) and Heat (37-31) in the loss column. The Lakers, meanwhile, are chasing the Trail Blazers (40-29) for the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference, which is key this year with the Nos. 7-10 teams in each conference participating in the play-in tournament before the first round of the NBA playoffs.

Los Angeles could receive a big boost with multiple reports indicating that LeBron James may be available to play against New York. The four-time MVP has missed 24 of the Lakers' past 26 games with a high right ankle sprain, but he appears to be ready to return ahead of what LA hopes will be another deep playoff run.

Here is everything you need to know to watch Knicks vs. Lakers, including the tipoff time and TV channel for Tuesday's game.

Knicks vs. Lakers will be broadcast live on TNT. You can also live-stream the game via Watch TNT or the Watch TNT app.

Viewers in Canada can watch the game on SN1.

The 10 p.m. ET tipoff marks the second game of Tuesday's "NBA on TNT" slate. Heat vs. Celtics will be broadcast live on TNT at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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