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LeBron James helps Lakers get past Bulls without Anthony Davis [UPDATE]

The Lakers sat the big man with plenty of basketball coming up this weekend. Los Angeles was able to squeeze out a win over Chicago.

LeBron James and Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers share a conversation during a game against the LA Clippers on December 22, 2020 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images

UPDATE Jan. 8 8:10 p.m.: Davis is out for the Lakers with a “right adductor strain.”

UPDATE: James and Davis are both questionable along with KCP for Friday’s game vs. the Chicago Bulls.

UPDATE: Jan. 7, 8:24 p.m. — James and Davis will both be available to play in Thursday’s game vs. the Spurs. KCP has been ruled out and Kyle Kuzma is expected to start in his place.

Los Angeles Lakers superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis are both being listed as questionable to play in Thursday’s game vs. the San Antonio Spurs. James has been dealing with an ankle injury that hasn’t held him out of a game yet this season. Davis has an adductor strain. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is also on the injury report again, questionable to play due to an ankle injury. KCP missed the Lakers’ win over the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

The Lakers play three games over the next four days starting Thursday, so there’s a chance we see at least one superstar rest. James has seemingly been on the injury report as questionable for a week or so now. Davis has only missed one game this season. KCP has missed the past two games.

With KCP sidelined, the Lakers started Kyle Kuzma against the Grizz. In the event that James and/or Davis ends up sitting, we could see a pretty weak starting lineup for the Lakers against the Spurs, who just snapped a four-game losing streak on Tuesday with a win over the Clippers. The Lakers don’t like starting Montrezl Harrell, but that may need to be the case if all three of KCP, James and AD are sidelined. Alex Caruso isn’t on the injury report, so we could see him in the back court with Dennis Schroder, Kuzma at SF and Markieff Morris at PF along with C Marc Gasol.