Lakers Injury Report: Health Of Three LA Starters In Question Prior To Pacers Game
The road trip continues.
At 4 p.m. PT today, your Los Angeles Lakers will resume their five-game road trip (this will be game four) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse against the Indiana Pacers.
Indiana has been in an absolute free-fall since star point guard Tyrese Haliburton went down 10 games ago, following serious sprains of his left left knee and elbow. In those 10 bouts, the Pacers have gone a mere 1-9.
Of course, Haliburton is generally expected to return tonight. His current status is “questionable.”
Per the league’s latest injury report, three LA starters are grappling with injuries and are not certainties to play. All-Star LA starters LeBron James (left ankle soreness) and Anthony Davis (probable to play as he recovers from a right foot stress injury) may not join the Lakers on the hardwood tonight. 6’1″ “shooting” guard Patrick Beverley, who missed LA’s triumphant overtime defeat of the New York Knicks with a sore left knee, has been upgraded to probable ahead of tonight.
Two-way LA guards Scotty Pippen Jr. and Cole Swider, who have not joined the Lakers for this road trip, remain with the team’s NBAGL affiliate, the South Bay Lakers. Backup shooting guard Austin Reaves is set to have his strained left hamstring inspected today, but will miss the game as well.
For the Pacers, reserve center Daniel Theis continues to recover from a right knee surgery, while two-way players Kendall Brown and Trevelin Queen are out.