LeBron James, Anthony Davis questionable vs. Pacers
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James talks to forward Anthony Davis (3). Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

Lakers stars LeBron James, Anthony Davis questionable vs. Pacers

Most NBA teams are approaching the quarter mark of the 2021-2022 campaign. If the season were to end on Wednesday, the star-studded Los Angeles Lakers would take part in the play-in tournament for the second straight time. As they approach the Thanksgiving holiday, the Lakers are a disappointing 9-10 and only percentage points ahead of the typical laughingstock of the league, the Minnesota Timberwolves, for ninth place in the Western Conference.

LeBron James missed eight straight games earlier in November but made his return to the lineup on Nov. 19 against the Boston Celtics , only to get suspended following a nasty confrontation with Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart the following contest. Los Angeles fell to the New York Knicks as James served his one-game suspension on Tuesday, and now, the statuses of James and fellow superstar Anthony Davis are unknown heading into a Wednesday contest against the Indiana Pacers.

James has been limited to eight games this season largely due to an abdominal strain. Overall, the Lakers are 5-3 with LBJ active and 4-7 without him.

The 17-time All-Star is currently averaging 22.8 points, 6.1 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 34.5 minutes per contest, while registering a 49.0/35.6/76.0 shooting line. Davis — who is dealing with a thigh injury — is playing in his 10th NBA season and third with the Lakers.

He hasn't missed a game yet this season and is averaging 24.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.2 blocks, 1.2 steals and 35.0 minutes per contest.

Victor Barbosa is a passionate follower of MLB, the NBA and NFL, with a specific interest in the Boston-area teams. As a 90s kid, he knows how spoiled he's been, particularly with the BoSox run of championships (he grew up with a dog named Nomar and a cat named Big Papi). Now he lives with his fiancee and two pups (Hershey and Mosby) outside of Albany, NY. Follow Victor on Twitter at @vbarbosa1127.

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