The Los Angeles Lakers will be without LeBron James and Anthony Davis in Friday night’s clash against the Charlotte Hornets.
James will miss his second straight game because of a sore left knee, while Davis is sidelined with a wrist injury.
The 37-year-old James is second in the league in scoring at 29.1 points per game, on pace for his highest average since the 2009-10 season, and has scored at least 25 points in 18 straight games. He was named a captain in the 2022 NBA All-Star Game on Thursday.
Davis, who recently returned from a sprained MCL injury in his left knee, hurt his right wrist on a fall in the first half of Thursday’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
He needed a quick trip to the locker room for an X-ray and to get taped up. He returned to finish with 31 points and 12 rebounds.
The Lakers are in the midst of a six-game road trip, which will conclude Sunday at Atlanta.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.