The Los Angeles Lakers have two big names in question ahead of their matchup vs. the Utah Jazz.
“The Utah Jazz are riding high after a recent home victory against the Toronto Raptors and are looking to extend their win streak to five as they face the Los Angeles Lakers in a back-to-back matchup.
Their previous encounter during the In-Season Tournament saw the Lakers dominate with a 131-99 victory. However, the Jazz have since shown significant improvement, winning 13 of their last 17 games. With both teams vying for the tenth seed in the competitive Western Conference, the outcome of this game could have a profound impact on their playoff hopes.
As they prepare for tonight’s game, the injury report for the Jazz appears clear, but the Lakers may have some key players dealing with injuries. Here’s the injury status for both teams ahead of Saturday’s matchup:
- Johnny Juzang: OUT (two-way)
- Micah Potter: OUT (two-way)
- Jason Preston: OUT (two-way)
Los Angeles Lakers:
- LeBron James: QUESTIONABLE (ankle)
- Anthony Davis: QUESTIONABLE (ankle)
- D’Angelo Russell: QUESTIONABLE (knee)
- Christian Wood: QUESTIONABLE (illness)
- Cam Reddish: QUESTIONABLE (knee)
- Gabe Vincent: OUT
The Lakers have several players listed as questionable, including superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis, both dealing with ankle injuries. While they played in the last game against the Phoenix Suns, their availability for this matchup remains uncertain.
In addition to their stars, the Lakers might also be without key bench players like D’Angelo Russell, Cam Reddish, and Christian Wood, all listed as questionable.
The potential absence of these depth pieces could pose a challenge for the Lakers against the deep Jazz roster.
On the other hand, the Jazz have a relatively healthy roster heading into the new year, with only their three two-way players ruled out for this game.
The Jazz and Lakers are set to tip off at 7:30 PM MT in the Delta Center.”