NBA News: LeBron out for Rockets clash
LeBron James will miss the Los Angeles Lakers’ clash with the Houston Rockets later Thursday in order to rest a sore groin, the team said.
James, who missed 27 games in the 2018/2019 season with a groin injury, has already helped the Lakers secure top seeding in the Western Conference.
The 35-year-old played in Wednesday’s 105-86 defeat to Oklahoma City Thunder, scoring 19 points in 30 minutes on court.
Since the NBA season resumed last week in its Orlando “bubble” at Disney World, James has averaged just 20 points per game in four appearances.
The Rockets also have injury concerns heading into Thursday’s game, with Russell Westbrook questionable with a thigh injury. (AFP)