SHOCKING:LeBron James and Anthony Davis are both listed as questionable to…

The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t given up hope of rising up the Western Conference standings over the last two weeks of the regular season. While achieving that task would be difficult in a vacuum, it could be close to impossible if the Lakers’ superstars miss any of their team’s remaining games.

LeBron James and Anthony Davis are both listed as questionable to play in Friday’s matchup with the Indiana Pacers, according to Michael Corvo of ClutchPoints. The former is dealing with peroneal tendinopathy in his left ankle, while the latter is managing a hyperextended left knee.

James’ status comes as no surprise. He’s been listed as questionable due to left ankle issues for the vast majority of 2023-24, the Lakers taking an ultra-cautious approach to the 39-year-old’s lingering discomfort that dates back multiple seasons. James didn’t play in Los Angeles’ thrilling double-overtime victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, evidence of his ‘strategic’ approach to playing versus resting as the postseason dawns.

Davis, meanwhile, missed the Lakers’ win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday—for which James returned, dropping a triple-double of 23 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists—after tweaking his left knee 24 hours earlier in Milwaukee. He helped close out the Bucks with one of his most dominant games of the season, but was clearly favoring his knee at times throughout the contest. Los Angeles initially listed Davis as questionable versus Memphis before ruling him out.

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