The Los Angeles Lakers failed to find a consistent rhythm throughout the 2021-22 NBA season. After being led by LeBron James in most of the 31 games won by the Purple and Gold Army, Frank Vogel’s team looks like Frank Vogel’s team will miss their top scorer in the expected clash against the Philadelphia 76ers.
For those who don’t know, LeBron James was ruled out of the 76ers’ matchup due to left knee pain, according to NBA insider Shams Charania. With the Lakers already lacking wins against their name, LeBron’s absence could see them suffer another loss at the end of the regular season.
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LeBron James is out against the Philadelphia 76ers with knee pain
James, who plays without Anthony Davis, has largely dragged the Lakers (31-41) with him since the All-Star break, averaging 32.8 points and 9.1 rebounds in the league in 14 games, including two performances with at least 50 points. But the Los Angeles Lakers have only won 4-10 in that span, adding to the frustration as they languish in the middle of the Western Conference rankings.
Since January, LeBron James has struggled with swelling and pain in his left knee that has kept him out a total of six games (the Lakers went 1-5 in his absence). After his last game, in which he scored 38 points in a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers while speaking to the media with ice packs on his knees, LeBron James admitted he’s been going through physical issues.
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That being said, the Lakers have just one win ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans in the 9th seasonth Seeds in the Western Conference. In addition, the San Antonio Spurs are also catching up to make a final bid for the play-in tournament spot.
One big fall could see LeBron James’ army fall out of the postseason by any means necessary. On the other hand, the 76ers have been 6-4 in their last 10 games, do they need to catch up with the Miami Heat? Will they get past the Lakers in the upcoming matchup? Or will we witness Russell Westbrook at his best?
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