LeBron James (abdominal strain) out vs. Thunder, could miss at least 1 week

Published November 5, 2021, 6:00 AMNBA.com News Services

The Lakers' star forward is out again after missing two straight games in late October.

The Los Angeles Lakers will seek their fourth straight win Thursday at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder without star forward LeBron James.

Per the team, James will not play against OKC as he is dealing with an abdominal strain.

James is expected to be sidelined for at least one week, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

James has played in the last three games, a string that came after he missed back-to-back games (Oct. 26-27) because of a sore right ankle. He averaged 23.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game while shooting 46.8% overall and 15% on 3-pointers. Overall, he is averaging 24.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 7.0 apg this season.

After playing the Thunder on Thursday, the Lakers have five of their next six games at Staples Center.