On Friday night, the Los Angeles Lakers They are hosting the Phoenix Suns in California.
Their best player (LeBron James) is on the injury report listed as questionable for the game.
Via NBC Sports EDGE Basketball: “LeBron James (foot) Questionable Friday vs. Suns”.
The four-time NBA champion is midway through another sensational season, averaging 29.0 points, 8.4 rebounds and 6.8 rebounds per contest, shooting 50.2 percent from the field in 53 games.
James is in his 20th season in the league (his fifth with the Lakers) and led the 2020 Miami Heat to an NBA Championship.
That said, they missed the NBA Playoffs in two of their first four seasons.
Now, the Lakers are the seventh seed in the Western Conference (one of the four playoff spots) with a 41-39 record through 80 games.
They are 7-3 in their last ten games and this will be their first home game after a five-game road trip.
Along the way, the Lakers beat the Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz in their first four games.
However, they lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 125-118 on Wednesday evening, snapping their four-game winning streak.
The Lakers were strong at home, going 21-18 in their 39 games in Los Angeles, California.
They are currently just one game behind the Golden State Warriors and Clippers (tied for the fifth seed).