The Los Angeles Lakers have announced a Wednesday evening injury update for LeBron James.
James, 35, will not play in Thursday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors. The three-time NBA champion will miss the game with a groin injury.
The groin injury is not believed to be a serious one. The Lakers play at the Warriors on Thursday night and then at the Grizzlies on Saturday night.
Los Angeles beat New Orleans, 118-109, on Tuesday night, improving to 44-12 on the season. James had major praise for Zion Williamson following his first meeting against the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
The Lakers have ruled LeBron James (left groin) out for Thursday's game at Golden State
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 26, 2020
LeBron had 40 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the win over the Pelicans on Tuesday evening. He was matched up with Williamson for part of the game.
“He’s playing exceptional basketball,” James said of the 19-year-old Williamson. “I think every game he’s going to get better and better, just having that experience. I think today’s game is a perfect fit for his game. The high pace, the way they play, it fits his game. The speed, running up and down and playing at that speed, they move the ball.”
Los Angeles and Golden State are set to tip off at 10:30 p.m. E.T. on Thursday night. The game will be on TNT.
Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is set to return to the lineup on Sunday against the Wizards.