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Lakers' LeBron James (knee), Anthony Davis (wrist) out vs. Hornets

James will miss his second consecutive game as Los Angeles visits Charlotte.

LeBron James and Anthony Davis sit out Friday’s game in Charlotte.

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.