So far in the 2020-21 NBA season, the Lakers have a record of 2-2. However, they will be looking at their road trip to face the Spurs as an opportunity to earn another win. Face of the franchise, LeBron James, celebrates his 36th birthday today and he shows no sign of letting up. Although his minutes have been controlled thus far and will continue to be, the San Antonio Spurs will have to work hard to smother the forward if they are to get anything out of this game.
LA Lakers - Team News
As of the time of reporting, there are no new injury concerns for the LA Lakers. Superstar forward Anthony Davis returned on Monday night after missing the Lakers' comfortable win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
LeBron James was also a doubt prior to the matchup but was announced in Frank Vogel's pre-match comments to be ready to play and led the LA Lakers with 29 points and 9 rebounds.
Alex Caruso missed the LA Lakers loss to Portland due to COVID-19 protocols and it is not yet known if the guard will also miss this fixture. He had been rumored to be struggling with a right hand strain, therefore the two combined may keep him out of this one.
Doubtful: Alex Caruso
San Antonio Spurs - Team News
The San Antonio Spurs injury list has remained the same since their loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday.
Shooting guard Quinndary Weatherspoon remains out though is expected to return early in the new year. More pressing is the absence of Derrick White who provided the Spurs with 11 points per game off the bench last season. White remains out indefinitely with after injuring his toe and he is expected to miss the first few weeks of the season.
San Antonio Spurs fans will be hoping they can keep the rest of their roster fit this season. Players such as Patty Mills and Rudy Gay are vital off the bench, however, beyond that the Spurs may begin to struggle should there be any more injuries.
Injured: Quinndary Weatherspoon, Derrick White
At what time will the LA Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs NBA game commence?
USA: 30th December 2020, 8:30 PM (Eastern Time)
India: 31st December 2020, 7:00 AM (Indian Standard Time)