LeBron James, Russell Westbrook questionable for tonight

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LeBron James, Russell Westbrook questionable for tonight
© Provided by HoopsHype Jovan Buha: The Lakers say that LeBron James (left knee) and Russell Westbrook (low back tightness) will be listed as questionable tonight in Portland. James and Westbrook will test out their injuries pregame and then decide if they’re going to play.

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Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

My pops is a lifetime Knicks fan. I asked him if he’d trade Kemba Walker, Alec Burks and Evan Fournier to the Lakers for Russell Westbrook: “The Knicks could get rid of them MFs … All 3 of them guys can’t give me the effort that Russell Westbrook can give me in 1 game.” – 4:10 PM Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports

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Russell Westbrook needs to listen to Dwyane Wade’s advice about playing alongside LeBron James.

#Lakers #LakeShow #NBA

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sportscasting.com/russell-westbr… – 4:02 PM Brad Turner @BA_Turner

LeBron James (left knee soreness) and Russell Westbrook (low back tightness) listed as questionable for Lakers at Portland tonight, per Lakers. – 3:56 PM Dave McMenamin @mcten

The Lakers say that LeBron James (left knee soreness/swelling) and Russell Westbrook (lower back tightness) are both questionable for tonight’s game in Portland – 3:56 PM Kyle Goon @kylegoon

The Lakers are listing both LeBron James (left knee soreness) and Russell Westbrook (lower back tightness) as QUESTIONABLE tonight in Portland. They’ll go through pregame warm ups to see if they’ll play. – 3:55 PM Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

Lakers injury report update:

LeBron James (left knee) and Russell Westbrook (lower back tightness) are listed as questionable tonight.  

Both will go through on-court work before the game to determine if they’ll play at Portland. – 3:53 PM Bill Oram @billoram

The Lakers say both LeBron James (left knee) and Russell Westbrook (lower back tightness) are listed as questionable tonight against Portland. – 3:53 PM Jovan Buha @jovanbuha

The Lakers say that LeBron James (left knee) and Russell Westbrook (low back tightness) will be listed as questionable tonight in Portland.

James and Westbrook will test out their injuries pregame and then decide if they’re going to play. – 3:53 PM Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

Who says no?

@Los Angeles Lakers 🤝 @Orlando Magic

More Russell Westbrook trades 👇🏾

https://t.co/UbX3XLEAS2 pic.twitter.com/3vpmjNBfEx – 3:39 PM

LeBron James, Russell Westbrook questionable for tonight
© Provided by HoopsHype Eric Nehm @eric_nehm

Giannis Antetokounmpo hit one of his baseline fadeaways on LeBron James.

A quarter later, James was determined to take it away from him, so Antetokounmpo hit him with a pump fake and drew a foul.

On Giannis being in complete control, at @TheAthletic: theathletic.com/3120029/2022/0… – 2:09 PM Trey Kerby @treykerby

When you suggest trading Westbrook or Beal for a Randle/Fournier package. pic.twitter.com/1arb9xA6y4 – 1:50 PM

LeBron James, Russell Westbrook questionable for tonight
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Russell Westbrook in February:

14 made baskets

14 turnovers

He is shooting 28/15/55% in that span. pic.twitter.com/6g7ohkBCZR – 1:32 PM

LeBron James, Russell Westbrook questionable for tonight
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Russell Westbrook holds a delusional belief regarding #Lakers fans booing him.

#LakeShow #NBA

sportscasting.com/russell-westbr… – 1:31 PM Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers

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LeBron James is a Peepaw Hat liker. pic.twitter.com/29ObcQ5ixG – 12:46 PM

LeBron James, Russell Westbrook questionable for tonight
© Provided by HoopsHype Ben Golliver @BenGolliver

Lakers guard Russell Westbrook argued Tuesday that “numbers would say” that he has “earned the right to be in closing lineups.”

– Numbers suggest the opposite: Westbrook leads Lakers in minutes, team-worst plus-minus, career-low PER, career-high TO rate, leads league in TOs. pic.twitter.com/Os5ngV9mYi – 12:30 PM

LeBron James, Russell Westbrook questionable for tonight
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What would the reaction be if LeBron demands a trade? – 11:30 AM Bill Oram @billoram

From last night: Whether it is by Thursday’s trade deadline or in the summer, the Lakers know, and acknowledge internally, that they need to find their way out of the Russell Westbrook business. theathletic.com/3119965/2022/0… – 11:09 AM Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS

I’m starting to get the feeling that today is gonna be the James Harden-Ben Simmons day, and then tomorrow is gonna be the “Russell Westbrook gets resolved one way or another” day, and then we’ll all marvel at how organized the proceedings were this year. – 10:31 AM NBA Math @NBA_Math

RPR MVP Predictor, determined by Rolling Player Ratings and team success:

1. Nikola Jokic: 17.62

2. Joel Embiid: 15.89

3. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 15.83

4. LeBron James: 14.59

5. Trae Young: 14.0

6. Stephen Curry: 13.94

7. DeMar DeRozan: 13.78

8. Ja Morant: 13.37 pic.twitter.com/aoUWdoYbGK – 10:30 AM

LeBron James, Russell Westbrook questionable for tonight
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LeBron James, Russell Westbrook questionable for tonight
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“I earned the right to be in closing lineups.”

Russell Westbrook laid into Lakers head coach Frank Vogel after a second straight benching in crunch time.

➡️ https://t.co/OJdfx0vOvE pic.twitter.com/u3ZYx4viyb – 10:10 AM

LeBron James, Russell Westbrook questionable for tonight
© Provided by HoopsHype Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

LeBron James is 49 points away from passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most combined career points (regular season & playoffs)

Top-5 all-time in combined points (per @Basketball-Reference)

1. Kareem (44,149)

2. LeBron (44,101)

3. K. Malone (41,689)

4. Kobe (39,283)

5. Michael Jordan (38,279) – 9:52 AM Justin Kubatko @jkubatko

Nikola Jokic last night:

✅ 21 PTS

✅ 11 REB

✅ 7 AST

Jokic has recorded at least 20p/10r/5a in 32 games this season, 11 more than any other player.

The only players in NBA history to record more such games prior to the All-Star break are Oscar Robertson and Russell Westbrook. pic.twitter.com/NshCNlENfm – 9:51 AM

LeBron James, Russell Westbrook questionable for tonight
© Provided by HoopsHype Bill Oram @billoram

The Lakers are at a critical juncture as key players have begun to acknowledge internally this team’s deep flaws. At the top of that list: LeBron James who said of the Lakers after losing to the Bucks, “We ain’t on their level.” theathletic.com/3119965/2022/0… – 9:11 AM Kyle Goon @kylegoon

The Bucks dismantled the Lakers, demonstrating how far below contending level they are.

Perhaps even more disconcerting, the Lakers showed their fragmentation off-court as Russell Westbrook said he’s earned a closing role: ocregister.com/2022/02/08/gia… – 2:34 AM Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA

Catching up on Bucks/Lakers. Man, Giannis just embarrassed AD and LeBron tonight. They had no answers. – 2:13 AM Kyle Goon @kylegoon

Here’s the transcript of my press conference exchange with LeBron James to close out the evening. It’s hard not to read into this: pic.twitter.com/hcdnJqrXlB – 2:09 AM

LeBron James, Russell Westbrook questionable for tonight
© Provided by HoopsHype Rob Perez @WorldWideWob

LeBron answers a question asking if he thinks the Lakers can get to the Milwaukee Bucks’ level: pic.twitter.com/B6djsSdoEN – 1:38 AM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS

It just occurred to me that if the Lakers threw enough draft capital at Oklahoma City to take on the Westbrook contract, they could duck the luxury tax entirely.

No, I do not think this is wise or likely. But do with this information what you will. – 1:34 AM Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA

LeBron James: “Do I think we can reach the level of Milwaukee right now? No. … They’re the defending champions for a reason.” – 1:31 AM Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA

LeBron James on frustration of constantly changing lineups/rotation: “At the end the day, you still got to go out there and do your damn job.” – 1:30 AM Kyle Goon @kylegoon

LeBron is wearing a hat that, among other things, says “Awards mean nothing.” – 1:19 AM Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA

Russell Westbrook on what benchmarks he has to hit to be in the Lakers’ closing lineup for Frank Vogel (question via @Kyle Goon): pic.twitter.com/21sqg7lvnR – 1:16 AM

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Russell Westbrook on his hometown L.A. fans booing him tonight at the Lakers game: “It’s a sign of respect.” – 1:09 AM Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA

Russell Westbrook on if Frank Vogel has been clear about when he’ll play (1/2): “No, he hasn’t. I don’t need him to be clear about whatever decision he makes … That’s up to him…” – 1:09 AM Jovan Buha @jovanbuha

When asked if he knows the benchmarks he has to hit to make the Lakers’ closing lineup, Russell Westbrook said: “I shouldn’t have to hit any benchmarks, to be honest. I put a lot of work in. I got a lot of respect in this game. … I earned the right to be in closing lineups.” – 1:06 AM Kyle Goon @kylegoon

A key line from Russell Westbrook in this postgame: “I’ve earned the right” to be in the closing lineups. He says it’s Frank’s call but said he doesn’t think he should have to hit any particular benchmarks to be in there late. – 1:06 AM Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA

Russell Westbrook on boos from Lakers fans: “Sign of respect. My mindset is not predicated on boos.” – 12:59 AM Dave McMenamin @mcten

Stop me if you heard this one before … Lakers cut a 30 point deficit down to 10 but still lose, 131-116 to MIL. LeBron 27p on 11-of-19 8a; AD 22p on 8-of-10 9r 3b; Monk 20p 5a; Stanley 16p 6r; Reaves 10p; Westbrook 10p 10r. Giannis 44p on 17-of-20 14r 8a. – 12:33 AM Kyle Goon @kylegoon

Lakers dismantled by the Bucks, 131-116.

LeBron with 27 points, AD with 22. Giannis lays a 44-burger on the Lakers. Milwaukee shot 15 threes.

Russell Westbrook did not play a minute of the fourth quarter. – 12:33 AM StatMuse @statmuse

Russell Westbrook is shooting 27.5% in his last 4 games.

He is 2-13 from three in that span. pic.twitter.com/jBzy9hpbHS – 12:32 AM

LeBron James, Russell Westbrook questionable for tonight
© Provided by HoopsHype David Locke @DLocke09

Is Russell Westbrook no 4th quarter minutes even a story anymore? – 12:29 AM Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

The Lakers’ closing lineup for the final 3:19: LeBron, AD, THT, Johnson & Monk – 12:24 AM Kyle Goon @kylegoon

12-point game with 5:21 left. Skeptical, but LeBron has checked back in. – 12:20 AM Eric Nehm @eric_nehm

Giannis Antetokounmpo out, LeBron James in.

Lakers have it within 12. – 12:20 AM Kyle Goon @kylegoon

LeBron scores over Grayson Allen, netting him 26 points to extend his streak of 25+ points to 20 games. He checks out shortly thereafter. – 12:09 AM David Hardisty @clutchfans

If the Lakers don’t make the Russell Westbrook + first for John Wall trade now, then nothing would have ever pressured them to do it because things could not be much worse for Russ in LA right now. – 12:07 AM Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs

Only one concern coming out of the Mavs win tonight. Luka picked up his 3rd technical in the last 4 games and now has 11 for the season (In 40 games) tying him w/Embiid and Westbrook, one behind Carmelo. You are suspended on the 16th. Mavs have 26 games to play. – 12:04 AM Jovan Buha @jovanbuha

Third quarter: Bucks 109, Lakers 85

LeBron James has 19 points and 7 assists. Anthony Davis had 17 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks. The Lakers have been outscored and allowed 30-plus points in each quarter. – 11:59 PM Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

LAL trail 109-85 after 3 Q’s.

Lakers play Portland on the road tomorrow night, so we’ll see how much LeBron (26 minutes) and Davis (28) play in the 4th Q. – 11:58 PM Kyle Goon @kylegoon

To me, the only remaining question is if the Lakers try to take LeBron out early, give him a chance to not play so many minutes before tomorrow in Portland. – 11:56 PM Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

Lakers call timeout after Bucks extend a 99-69 lead with 6:05 left in the 3rd Q. Westbrook had made a good pass to Ariza, who missed the open shot. But Westbrook trudged back on defense, and Bucks had an open 3 – 11:39 PM Bill Oram @billoram

The boos came out at the 9:02 mark of the third, after Russell Westbrook’s fourth turnover and continued through Milwaukee’s next possession when Bobby Portis knocked down another 3 to push he Bucks lead to a game-high 27 points. – 11:33 PM Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

“What are you doing?!” a Lakers fan after Westbrook threw a pass toward the middle of the court. Then another turnover. More boos. – 11:33 PM Jovan Buha @jovanbuha

Halftime: Bucks 78, Lakers 56

The first half was worse than the score indicates. LeBron James leads the Lakers with 13 points and 5 assists. AD has 10 points and 4 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton have combined for 44 points on 16-of-21 shooting. – 11:10 PM Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

LAL trail 78-56 going into the half, with the Bucks efficient shooting from inside (32 paint points) and out (9 of 16 3’s) the story of the half. LAL were also -5 in the TO battle (9-5).

Giannis had 23, 6 and 5 (8 of 8 FG’s), and LeBron 13, 5 and 3. – 11:09 PM Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports

LeBron got fouled there by Giannis. – 11:06 PM Kyle Goon @kylegoon

LeBron reverse dunks on Giannis, then points at the official wanting a foul for the contact. Immediate tech. – 11:06 PM Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

LeBron James got T’d up. He’s been frustrated he hasn’t gotten calls after he’s attacked the basket all game. And LeBron let loose after Giannis wasn’t called for a foul. – 11:06 PM Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin

LeBron James just got his FIRST technical foul of the season. – 11:05 PM Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba

Not Greg Monroe (Go Hoyas) staying with Westbrook stride for stride and blocking his shot – 11:00 PM Eric Koreen @ekoreen

Greg Monroe just blocked Russell Westbrook at the rim.

That’s all, folks. – 10:59 PM Bill Oram @billoram

Russell Westbrook a total non-factor so far three nights after getting benched. He’s scoreless, missed all four shots and committed two turnovers. – 10:35 PM Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

LeBron drove through four defenders and finished at the rim. Expected to hear a whistle and became annoyed when there wasn’t one. – 10:32 PM Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski

Russell Westbrook has stepped out of bounds and traveled after taking his eye off a pass, Anthony Davis just watched an entry pass bounce off his hands out of bounds. – 10:30 PM Eric Nehm @eric_nehm

Antetokounmpo is not happy. He had already blocked Davis and Westbrook. That would have been the third member of the Lakers’ big 3, but they called a foul and LeBron James will head to the line.

Bucks up, 17-12, with 6:55 left in the first quarter. – 10:14 PM Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

Trevor Ariza ranks 32nd in NBA history in 3-pointers made, with 1,602, including one of LAL’s 4 to start this game, now tied at 12.

LeBron, meanwhile, ranks 11th with 2,083, including 2 tonight. – 10:13 PM Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

LeBron opened the game against Milwaukee with a pair of 3’s, while Milwaukee has 3 buckets at LAL’s rim, for a 6-6 opening as this one gets underway. – 10:08 PM Eric Nehm @eric_nehm

Giannis Antetokounmpo blocks Russell Westbrook’s layup on one end and Khris Middleton dribbles the length of the floor for tonight’s first bucket. – 10:06 PM Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

First play of the Lakers-Bucks game: Giannis stuffs Westbrook at the rim; Middleton finishes with a fast-break layup. This could be a long night for the Lakers – 10:06 PM Jovan Buha @jovanbuha

Trevor Ariza replaces Stanley Johnson in the new Lakers starting lineup.

Starters vs. Bucks:

Anthony Davis

LeBron James

Trevor Ariza

Malik Monk

Russell Westbrook – 9:33 PM Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

Only switch from last game’s starting lineup is Ariza in for Johnson. Monk remains in the backcourt alongside Westbrook. – 9:33 PM NBA Kicks @NBAKicks

LeBron warms up in the Nike LeBron 19! #NBAKicks pic.twitter.com/Z1rTyyOwwj – 9:31 PM

LeBron James, Russell Westbrook questionable for tonight
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Lakers’ LeBron James casually sinking left-handed free throws before Tuesday showdown w/ Bucks pic.twitter.com/knwlFdHxny – 9:07 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad

Only Westbrook and Carmelo have more techs this season (12) than Doncic’s 11. Man, that’s a lot of Laker griping. – 9:01 PM Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony are both out for the Lakers tonight.

LeBron is good to go, and Frank Vogel said they’ll follow a similar plan minutes wise as they did last game, though of course, being unable to plan for overtime. – 8:20 PM Dave McMenamin @mcten

Frank Vogel says that Carmelo Anthony (hamstring) and Dwight Howard (back) are out against the Bucks. LeBron James will play, and Vogel hopes to play him less than the 40 minutes that James played against the Knicks. – 8:19 PM Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers

Frank Vogel says LeBron is in, with a similar minutes plan against the Knicks (which was obviously abandoned with OT and such, but you get the point). Melo and Dwight are out. AK – 8:18 PM Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports

LeBron James delivered a final message to the #Lakers before the #NBA trade deadline.


sportscasting.com/lebron-james-d… – 6:41 PM Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA

“I wouldn’t change it for nothing. The Spurs organization was perfect for me.” – Dejounte Murray on being drafted 29th in the first round and not picked earlier.

He says players like LeBron told him he’s going to a great organization. – 6:09 PM

More on this storyline

Bill Oram: Lakers say LeBron James will play tonight versus New York. -via Twitter @billoram / February 5, 2022 Dave McMenamin: Frank Vogel said pregame that if LeBron did play, the team would be cognizant of his minutes until he fully returns to form coming off the left knee injury. -via Twitter @mcten / February 5, 2022 Dave McMenamin: Frank Vogel says LeBron James remains a gametime decision for tonight. He added that Carmelo Anthony had an evaluation on his right hamstring that left the team “encouraged” but he will be out tonight. -via Twitter @mcten / February 5, 2022


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Guardians have no new COVID-19 cases, coach Willis to manage

The Cleveland Guardians reported no new COVID-19 cases Thursday, a day after an outbreak inside their clubhouse caused a postponement in Chicago and sent manager Terry Francona and five coaches ... Read more »

Anthony Munoz hired as Hall of Fame relationship officer

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame has hired Anthony Muñoz as its first Chief Football Relationship Officer. The hall said Thursday that the 1998 inductee will ... Read more »