Via Twitter, James revealed that he’s been watching the game since tip-off:
— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 27, 2018
The Nets eventually won, 134-132, thanks to a defensive play by Joe Harris which he finished off with a lay-up on the other end. Along with the game-winning lay-up, Harris had 27 points and six rebounds. Teammate Spencer Dinwiddie had a game-high 37 points and 11 assists.
LeBron James, for his part, is resting his strained groin which he injured in their Christmas day victory over the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, James’ MRI came out clean and is listed as day-to-day.
MRI returned clean on the four-time NBA MVP LeBron James, league sources said. https://t.co/yphdr6toV3
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 26, 2018
The Lakers will visit the Sacramento Kings on Thursday. After which, a four-game homestand will ensue wherein they’ll face the L.A. Clippers, Kings, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the New York Knicks.
They currently have a 20-14 record which is good for fourth place in the Western Conference. There’s no confirmation yet as to how many games James will miss. But it would be interesting to find out how the young guns will operate without their leader.