“Hey may be limited,” cautioned Lakers coach Frank Vogel before the game. “He’s still not feeling a whole lot better than he was the day before.”
The six-time All-Star missed L.A.’s previous game against Indiana due to a right ankle sprain. The Pacers wound up snapping the Lakers’ seven-game winning streak, marking their first road loss since opening night on Oct. 22.
Even so, the Lakers still sit atop the West with a 24-4 record — identical to the East-leading Bucks, who are led by reigning Kia MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.