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Are LeBron James and Anthony Davis PLAYING vs. Celtics? Injury Reports Lakers

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On Saturday, the Los Angeles Lakers will go to Boston to play the Celtics as part of the NBA’s rivalry week. This could be the league’s oldest rivalry. The first pour will happen at 8:30 p.m. EST.

Lakers vs. Celtics Injuries: 3 Questionable, 3 Out


The Los Angeles Lakers are riding high on one of their best winning streaks of the season as they travel to Boston. With the return of star player Anthony Davis on Wednesday night, Los Angeles beat San Antonio, making it 4-2 in their last 6.

The Lakers have recently strengthened their perimeter offense by acquiring forward Rui Hachimura, and Davis’ return coincides with this move. With Davis back on the court and scoring 21 points, the Lakers cruised to a 113-104 victory in Hachimura’s debut.

LeBron James Fri, Jan 27 Ankle
Game Time Decision
Austin Reaves Fri, Jan 27 Hamstring
Expected to be out until at least Jan 30
Anthony Davis Fri, Jan 27 Foot
Game Time Decision
Lonnie Walker IV Thu, Jan 26 Knee
Game Time Decision
  • Anthony Davis – Questionable

The Orange County Register’s Kyle Goon says that Davis is listed as probable for Saturday’s game against the Celtics, even though he has a right foot stress injury.

Davis’s foot injury, which has been bothering him for most of the season, is listed on the injury report, but the word “probable” next to it means that he’s not likely to miss Saturday’s game in Boston.

The Lakers star was back on the court for the first time since his injury on Wednesday. In 26 minutes off the bench, he scored 21 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, blocked four shots, gave an assist, and stole the ball.

As long as the star big man doesn’t get hurt, he should get more playing time in the next games. But it wouldn’t be surprising if one of the Lakers’ back-to-back games on Monday and Tuesday was a rest day for him.

  • LeBron James – Questionable

According to Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register, James’s status for Saturday’s game against Boston due to an ankle injury is currently unknown.

James is still dealing with a sore left ankle, but he has played in each of the last eight games despite the ailment. During that stretch, he has recorded an average of 33.1 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 8.1 assists while playing 36.9 minutes per contest. Over the course of those eight appearances, he has recorded four double-doubles; therefore, it would not be surprising to see him make himself available once more on Saturday.


The Boston Celtics have had a great season so far, but they are going through another rough patch. After winning nine straight games, the Celtics have now lost three in a row.

Marcus Smart Tue, Jan 24 Ankle
Expected to be out until at least Feb 1
Danilo Gallinari Thu, Sep 8 Knee
Expected to be out until at least Apr 15
  • Marcus Smart – Out

Souichi Terada of the Springfield Republican quotes Smart as saying, “I hope to return in one to two weeks.” Smart is out with an ankle injury.

The Celtics have no reason to rush Smart back from his sprained right ankle, which the point guard said is an aggravation of the injury he suffered in last year’s playoffs.

Smart’s versatility on defense and his career-high assist rate make him difficult to replace. Nonetheless, the Celtics have a lot of guard depth to choose from if necessary. Malcolm Brogdon (personal), Derrick White, and Payton Pritchard need more playing time.

NBA Regular Season Schedule

Saturday, January 28, 2023    
Denver Philadelphia 3:00 pm ABC
New York Brooklyn 5:30 pm ABC
Houston Detroit 7:00 PM
Chicago Orlando 7:00 PM
L.A. Clippers Atlanta 7:30 PM
Washington New Orleans 8:00 PM
Sacramento Minnesota 8:00 PM
Phoenix San Antonio 8:00 PM
L.A. Lakers Boston 8:30 pm ABC
Dallas Utah 9:00 PM
Toronto Portland 10:00 PM