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  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (sore right groin), Alex Caruso (sore right wrist) and Danny Green (left volar plate injury) are all probable for Wednesday’s matchup against the Heat.

    As per usual, this is just the Lakers erring on the side of caution when it comes to injury reporting. All three players are tracking towards being available for the game and based on recent history, there should be no limitations in terms of playing time. The Lakers are back in the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010 and will head into Game 1 as the favorites to take their 17th NBA Championship.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James helped push his Lakers into the NBA Finals on Saturday via a 117-107 Game 5 win over Nuggets, stamping his seal of greatness with a 38-point, 16-rebound, 10-assist triple-double.

    James made 15-for-25 shots from the field and was on the mark with 7-of-8 shooting from the line. He added one 3-pointer and one steal to his already impressive stat line for the night. James took and scored nine straight points for the Lakers in the fourth quarter to ensure that no amount of effort from the Nuggets would be able to erase their single-digit lead at the time. James is only the second Laker in history to drop 35 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in a playoff game. The other was "Big Game James" (Worthy), so he's in truly elite company.

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (goin soreness) will be starting for the Lakers in Game 5 vs. the Nuggets on Saturday.

    LeBron is looking to finally end this series so he and his teammates can hopefully get an extended rest. He will be on his toes as he attempts to knockout a fiesty Nuggets squad tonight.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (groin soreness) has been officially listed as probable heading into Game 5 on Saturday.

    After head coach Frank Vogel hinted that James would be available on Saturday, the injury report confirms his likely availability. This has been an ongoing issue for James but he is yet to miss any time because of it. The Lakers have an opportunity to wrap things up with a victory and James figures to feature heavily once again.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (groin soreness) and Anthony Davis (left ankle sprain) are both on track to play against the Nuggets in Game 5 on Saturday, according to Frank Vogel.

    James continues to play through an ongoing groin injury, while Davis injured his ankle during the fourth quarter of Thursday's victory. Despite experiencing soreness, both players should be good to go on Saturday as the Lakers look to wrap up the series. The Nuggets have now twice come back from a 3-1 deficit and so the Lakers will certainly not be taking things easy. Look for both players to bring their A-game as the franchise strives for its first NBA Finals appearance since 2010.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James scored 26 points (7-for-18 FG) with nine boards, eight dimes and a triple in a Game 4 win over the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Following up a big triple-double performance, James went big again in a pivotal Game 4. He's not as explosive as he once was, but he's finding ways to get his teammates involved and is giving more of an effort on defense. There isn't that burst that was once there and it shows that he's human like the rest of us, but the path to another championship is laid out in front of him and you can bet he'll try to take full advantage of it.

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (groin soreness) and Danny Green (left finger volar plate injury), both listed as probable, are in the starting lineup for Thursday's Game 4 against the Nuggets.

    The Lakers have been listing James as probable all postseason and he's never appeared to be in any danger of missing time. The thorough nature of the team's injury reporting is appreciated, if nothing else. We would guess that this means Alex Caruso (probable, sore right wrist) is also good while Dion Waiters (doubtful, groin strain) will remain out.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (sore right groin) is probable to face the Nuggets on Thursday as the team looks to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series.

    LeBron has yet to miss a game in these playoffs and there is absolutely no reason to think that he will miss Thursday's contest. Even though they dropped Game 3, the King earned his 26th career triple-double which marks the second most in NBA history behind only Magic Johnson. The Lakers will go as far as LeBron and Anthony Davis can take them.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (sore right groin) triple-doubled in Tuesday's Game 3 loss to the Nuggets, tallying 30 points on 14-of-23 shooting, adding 10 rebounds, 11 assists, one 3-pointer, two steals and two blocks for an overall well-rounded performance.

    Tonight was an example of why James, alone, is not enough for the Lakers to count on. The Nuggets simply have too many weapons that can offset James' production. From a stats perspective, there's nothing to scoff at in James' line. He did it on both ends, but simply lacked the support he needed to secure the win. The good news is that his performance tonight shows that the right groin issue is more of a non-factor at this point.

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (sore right groin) is in the starting lineup for the Lakers in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday evening.

    As NBA fans have become accustomed to, James almost always plays even though he is almost always listed as probable on the injury report (and he would 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 miss a playoff game, either). The Lakers are obviously aware of his usage but wouldn't dare rule out the game's most iconic player at this stage of the playoffs. Frank Vogel apparently gave some thought to changing the starting lineup but ultimately will stick with the same lineup they've deployed in Games 1 and 2 – James along with Anthony Davis, Danny Green, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and JaVale McGee. The Lakers are attempting to take a 3-0 stranglehold on the series with a victory over the Nuggets on Tuesday. LeBron will be out there.

    Source: Playoff Faigen on Twitter

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (sore right groin) has been assigned a probable tag once again for Game 3 vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday.

    The Lakers continue to monitor James and his ongoing groin concern, although he is yet to miss any time, and should be good to go on Tuesday. He popped for 26 points in the Game 2 victory and it would be very surprising to see him on the sidelines as the Lakers look to build a 3-0 series lead.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James had another impressive outing against the Nuggets on Sunday, going for 26 points (10-of-20 FG), 11 rebounds, four assists, three 3-pointers and two blocks.

    James exploded in the first half as he poured in 20 points to guide the Lakers to an early lead that they held for the vast majority of this contest. While he was quiet in the second half, the rest of the roster was able to hit just enough shots to get the victory. The less James has to do against the Nuggets' lackluster defense, the more he can keep in the tank for games down the road. Either way, James is going to be close to a triple-double every time he takes the court at this point.

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers will use their usual starting lineup for Game 2 on Sunday, which means LeBron James (groin, ankle) and JaVale McGee will both be playing as usual.

    James was listed as probable, as he has been throughout the playoffs, so it's no shock to see him playing tonight. There was some thought that McGee might get benched for Dwight Howard but the Lakers will stick to their usual rotation after taking Game 1 with relative ease. The Lakers also had Rajon Rondo (probable) and Dion Waiters (doubtful) on the injury report, and we'd expect Rondo to play while Waiters does not.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (sore right groin, ankle sprain) appears as though he will play in Game 2 on Sunday after being listed as probable.

    It is going to take more than a couple of minor injuries to keep LeBron off the court and barring any major setbacks, he should be good to go on Sunday. James was somewhat passive in the series opener and so he could look to be more aggressive on Sunday as the Lakers look to establish a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (sore right groin, ankle sprain) should be good to go for Game 2 on Sunday, per Frank Vogel.

    James suffered the injury during the first quarter in Friday's Game 1 victory after stepping on the foot of Jerami Grant. Despite the injury, James played out the game, and although he only scored 15 points, he looked relatively untroubled. It doesn't sound too serious and given the importance of the game, it would likely take more than this to keep him off the court on Sunday.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter