Report: LeBron James, Anthony Davis Expected to Play Christmas Day vs. Clippers


Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis are expected to play in the team's Christmas Day game against the Clippers on Wednesday, reports Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin of ESPN

Both players were listed as questionable earlier this week with injuries, but after practice on Tuesday, the Lakers reportedly anticipate they'll participate in the crosstown matchup. 

James missed his first game of the season against the Nuggets on Sunday while dealing with a thoracic muscle strain. Coach Frank Vogel said the injury occurred in Los Angeles' loss to the Pacers last Tuesday night, and that James then played through the injury in the team's loss against the Bucks on Thursday.

James played 37 minutes and registered his seventh triple-double of the season against Milwaukee.

Davis appeared to hyperextend his right knee during Sunday's game when he slipped on a wet spot on the court. He has only missed two games so far this season while dealing with a right ankle sprain and sore right shoulder.

The Lakers are 24–6 and have the second-best record in the NBA behind the Bucks (27–4). 

Wednesday's game between the Lakers and Clippers is scheduled to tip off at 8 p.m. ET.

This story has been updated.