LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will be playing against Jordan Clarkson and the Utah Jazz tonight. As members of the basketball community should know, King James has been performing at an elite level and keeping the Lakers in contention to start the 2023-2024 NBA season. At the moment, the Lakers hold a record of 8 wins and 6 losses, giving them the 6th spot in the Western Conference.
The Lakers will be taking on the Jazz tonight, a team that has started off the NBA season quite slowly with a record of 4 wins and 9 losses. That record gives them the 12th spot in the same conference.
As both these teams get ready to face off, fans might be interested in finding out the injury reports and expected starting lineups for both sides. Additionally, a prediction will also be made towards the end.
LeBron James is listed as questionable for the Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz game tonight
Since LeBron has been playing well over the past few games, fans might be quick to forget that King James is playing through a calf injury that he sustained in a game against Kevin Durant and the Phoenix Suns. Despite being consistently listed on the injury report as questionable, he has not missed any game due to this calf injury.
While we are fairly certain that LeBron will play in this game, the same cannot be said about the rest of the stars on the Lakers and Jazz. With that being said, let us take a look at the injury reports and expected starting lineups for this game.
Los Angeles Lakers injury report
- Gabe Vincent (out)
- Jarred Vanderbilt (out)
- Jalen Hood- Schifino (out)
- Anthony Davis (probable)
- LeBron James (questionable)
Los Angeles Lakers expected starting lineup
- D’Angelo Russell
- Taurean Prince
- Cam Reddish
- LeBron James
- Anthony Davis
Utah Jazz injury report
- Walker Kessler (out)
Utah Jazz expected starting lineup
- Jordan Clarkson
- Keyonte George
- John Collins
- Ochai Agbaji
- Lauri Markkanen
Although both LeBron and AD are listed on the injury report, we still expect them to play tonight against the Jazz. In comparison, Utah looks relatively healthy for this game. Now, let us take a look at the expert predicitons for this game.
The Lakers are favored over the Jazz tonight
Some fans might be aware that the Lakers and Jazz will be playing in the new In-Season tournament game tonight. The Lakers are undefeated so far in this tournament and hold a better record when compared to the Jazz. LeBron and AD are expected to be the clear-cut best duo on the court tonight and lead their team to victory.
Be that as it may, the Jazz still have a decent chance to win this game or at least make it a close one. Especially if LeBron’s injury ends up reducing the impact of his play. Nonetheless, we have the Lakers defeating the Jazz in this match tonight.