Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James Updated Status Against Indiana Pacers

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers will play on Saturday against the Pacers.
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LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers will play on Saturday against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. James had missed over a month of action before returning from an ankle injury and, after coming back for less than two games, missed a chunk of time once again.

Both teams in the Lakers and Pacers need a win on Saturday.

The Pacers are the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference, and are tied with the Charlotte Hornets for the eighth seed and a half-game ahead of the Washington Wizards for the ninth seed.

Meanwhile, the Lakers are the seventh seed and just a half-game behind the Portland Trail Blazers for the sixth seed, which would avoid the play-in game.

The Lakers are 8.5-point avorites, according to FanDuel.

The status of James can be seen in a post below from FantasyLabs NBA.

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