Will Lebron James and Anthony Davis Play Tonight? – Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz – Predictions, Injury Updates, and Lineups

Published 04/19/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
Feb 24, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) dunks the ball over Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) during the second quarter at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers take on the Utah Jazz in an important Western Conference clash. The Lakers are still trying to cope without Anthony Davis and LeBron James. The duo is close to making their return, but still away from the team. It appears the rest of the team is starting to find form, which bodes well for them as James and Davis return ahead of the NBA playoffs.

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The Utah Jazz are still the best team in the NBA. However, they will be concerned going forward. The Jazz lost Donovan Mitchell to an ankle injury recently but will be hoping that the injury isn’t serious. Rudy Gobert has been having a fantastic season and is the front runner to win defensive player of the year this season.

With that in mind, take a look at the Lakers taking on the Jazz.

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz – Prediction

Feb 24, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (10) is fouled by Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker (5) while shooting the ball during the fourth quarter at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Utah Jazz won 114-89. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

The Lakers just defeated the Utah Jazz in an overtime win on Saturday. However, the Lakers have been struggling without LeBron and Davis. The absence of Donovan Mitchell has also hurt the Jazz greatly. But players like Jordan Clarkson and Mike Conley have shown how potent they can be on the offensive end.

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Los Angeles Lakers – Team News

Feb 20, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel (right) talks to his team during a timeout in the fourth quarter of the Lakers 96-94 loss to the Miami Heat at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers have several concerns on the injury front. Anthony Davis is still not fit to resume playing but should make his return this week. Dennis Schroder, Andre Drummond, Markieff Morris, and Marc Gasol are all nursing injuries but are expected to play tomorrow night. LeBron James also remains out due to his ankle injury.

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Predicted Lineup: Dennis Schroder, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma, Markieff Morris, Andre Drummond

Utah Jazz – Team News

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Apr 16, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) is helped off the court after suffering an apparent injury during the second half against the Indiana Pacers at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

The Jazz are dealing with major injuries to their top stars. Donovan Mitchell remains out and will be re-evaluated next week. Derrick Favors and Ersan Ilyasova are listed as questionable, heading into the game, whereas Mike Conley and Rudy Gobert are listed as probable.

Predicted lineup – Mike Conley, Jordan Clarkson, Bojan Bogdanovic, Royce O’Neal, Rudy Gobert

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Who do you think will win between the Lakers and the Jazz?

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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