LeBron James has been out since March 20 with a high ankle sprain.
The Lakers reported a 4-6 week recovery before James can return to play.
It has been about 5 weeks since the injury and James has been working hard to get back on the court. The Lakers have just 11 games left in the regular season. Anthony Davis has returned and has been rusty after being out 9 weeks with a calf injury.
The Lakers are the 5th seed at the moment and are 4 games behind the Denver Nuggets for the 4th seed.
The Lakers need to hold the 5th seed as Davis and James get back into the lineup together.
James and Davis need to get rhythm offensively in these last 11 games for the playoffs. The Lakers are probably going to have a road playoffs unless an upset happens. The road teams are somewhat hostile environments with the Denver Nuggets, and the Utah Jazz.
Both the Jazz and Nuggets play great at home, especially the Utah Jazz posting a 26-4 home record this season. This will be a tough challenge for the Lakers in the Western Conference. LeBron James has went on the road twice and won in his 2018 playoff run through the Eastern conference. James has experience winning on the road in the playoffs. James has over 60 road playoff wins throughout his career.
LeBron James is on a mission to repeat with this Lakers team.
James has been in win now mode since the addition of Anthony Davis; Davis is getting into rhythm slowly, and with both superstars healthy, they are the best dynamic duo in the NBA.
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