LeBron James returning for Lakers-Pacers

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Anthony Davis wants to play for the Lakers and wanted to play against the Pacers.

LeBron James will get to do both tonight.

Mike Trudell of the Lakers:

LeBron returned from his groin injury to lead the Lakers over the Clippers on Thursday then sat in a loss to the Warriors on Saturday.

The Lakers have fallen to 10th in the Western Conference, and – especially if they don’t get Davis – will need LeBron to carry them into the playoffs. The sooner he returns to playing his usual minutes every game, the better for Los Angeles.

This is at least a step in the right direction and a big boost to the Lakers’ odds of winning tonight.