As you can see in the tweet below from former Salt Lake Tribune writer Kyle Goon, due to the fact that LeBron's medical re-evaluation will take place on the same day as the Jazz game, he won't even be travelling with the team to Utah.
Now, while Luke Walton did release a statement regarding LeBron's injury before the win against Pistons, last night, an official update from the Lakers' side was still pending and hence Lakers came up with an update right before the Utah game, one that LeBron is certain to miss.
Isner ousted in Round 2 of ASB Classic
Elsewhere, Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber defeated Ugo Humbert of France 6-4, 6-4 to set up a quarter-final against Fognini. However, Isner was able to get the break back in the next game and surprise, surprise the set went to a tiebreak.
LeBron James leads the Lakers with 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 7.1 assists per game.
For the season, Kuzma's overall shooting numbers are up, to 47.1 percent from 45 percent, but his 3-point shooting numbers have dropped to 30.6 from 36.6 percent. Brandon Ingram is the third double-digit scorer and JaVale McGee is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 20.7 points and 3.5 assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 14.7 points and 12.3 rebounds. Even against a lackluster LeBron-less Lakers squad, the Jazz will have to be on their A-game to come away victorious. The Utah Jazz are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. Lest you think that LeBron's absence will equate to an easy win for the Jazz, though, it's important to remember that Utah is quite banged up themselves. They will be going for their second win in a row and fourth win in their last five contests when they face the Lakers on Friday. You combine the Lakers and Jazz games together and you have 47 unders this season, which is almost 56 percent of their combined games. They played well in their last two games, holding their opponents to 98.5 points per game and will need a similar effort to beat the Jazz on Friday.
The Jazz and Lakers met in November with L.A. taking a 90-83 victory. Give me the under.
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