The Los Angeles Lakers will be taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight. As we all know LeBron James is on the verge of making history by surpassing Kareem Abdul Jabbar as the NBA’s All-Time leading scorer. However, his team hasn’t been doing too well this NBA season and currently holds a record of 25 wins and 29 losses.
Another team that is currently struggling with a similar record is the OKC Thunder. Despite a high level of play from their star, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, they are at 25 wins and 28 losses. As both these teams face off, fans must certainly want to know about the injury reports and expected rosters for the Lakers and OKC. That will help in forming an expert prediction regarding the outcome of this game.
LeBron James is listed as questionable for the Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder game tonight
Fans will be disappointed to find out that the Los Angeles Lakers superstar doesn’t look completely healthy for tonight’s game. According to the injury report, he is listed as questionable for this match due to left ankle soreness.
As we know, LeBron is only 35 points away from surpassing Kareem. Therefore, he might just play in this game and break the record. However, we presume that James wants to break this record in front of the Los Angeles home crowd.
If that is indeed the case, he might not play tonight against the rebuilding OKC, a team that the Lakers are supposed to be better than. Here are the complete injury reports and expected rosters for the stars on both sides.
Los Angeles Lakers injury report
- LeBron James
- Anthony Davis
- Austin Reaves
- Scottie Pippen Jr
Los Angeles Lakers expected roster
- Russell Westbrook
- Dennis Schroder
- Lonnie Walker IV
- Rui Hachimura
- Thomas Bryant
Oklahoma City Thunder injury report
- Chet Holmgren
- Luguentz Dort
- Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
- Aleksej Pokusevski
Oklahoma City Thunder expected roster
- Josh Giddey
- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
- Aaron Wiggins
- Tre Mann
- Jalen Williams
As we can tell, both LeBron and AD are on the Lakers’ injury report tonight. However, they are not completely ruled out and might still play against the Thunder. Finally, here are the expert predicitions for this game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Lakers are favored over the Thunder tonight
LeBron might just surprise all of us by playing tonight and breaking Kareem’s record by scoring 36 points against the thunder. This is certainly possible considering that he has recorded multiple high-scoring games this season. If James and Anthony Davis play tonight, the Lakers will be the clear-cut favorites to win.
Even if they do not, we shouldn’t forget that OKC was Westbrook’s old team and he is still adored there. He and the rest of the Lakers should get this win, even if their two main stars do not play. While this is still expected to be a somewhat close game, we have the Lakers winning this one.