Lakers’ LeBron James, Anthony Davis out against Hornets because of injuries

The Lakers' Anthony Davis, left, looks on with LeBron James during the second half Jan. 27, 2022, at Philadelphia.
The Lakers’ Anthony Davis, left, looks on with LeBron James during the team’s 105-87 loss Thursday night at Philadelphia. The two will miss Friday night’s game at Charlotte because of injuries.
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Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis were ruled out Friday night against the Charlotte Hornets.

James will miss his second consecutive game because of left knee soreness, and Davis is out because of right wrist soreness. Malik Monk (left groin soreness) and Kendrick Nunn (right knee bone bruise) also are out for the struggling Lakers.

Russell Westbrook and Avery Bradley, who were both listed as questionable on the injury report, will start.


Anthony Davis’ 31-point performance was not enough in the Lakers’ 105-87 loss to the 76ers on Thursday in Philadelphia.

Jan. 27, 2022

James sat out Thursday night in a loss at Philadelphia. Davis had 31 points against 76ers.

Charlotte’s Kelly Oubre Jr., who scored 39 points and made 10 three-pointers in a 158-126 win over Indiana on Wednesday night, will be a game-time decision because of a left ankle strain.