Will LeBron James & Anthony Davis Play Tonight? Los Angeles Lakers vs Sacramento Kings: Predictions, Injury Updates, and Lineups

Published 04/30/2021, 5:52 PM EDT
Apr 13, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James points to the court during the fourth quarter between the Charlotte Hornets and the Los Angeles Lakers at Spectrum Center. The Los Angeles Lakers won 101-93. Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports


Los Angeles Lakers’ inconsistent form continued as they lost their most recent game against the Wizards. With this loss, the Lakers now have a record of 36 wins and 26 losses and are the fifth seed in the Western Conference.

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Sacramento Kings, meanwhile, were absolutely hammered in their most recent game against Utah Jazz. The Kings now have a record 25 wins and 37 losses and are the 12th seed in the Western Conference.

The Lakers face off against the Kings tonight at 10:30 PM EST. Take a look at the probable lineups and the predictions ahead of the game.

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Predictions

The Los Angeles Lakers are finally getting back in health and face a Sacramento Kings who are missing some of their biggest players. Given how hard hit the Kings have been with injuries, the champions surely have an edge in this matchup.

Los Angeles Lakers: Injury updates and lineup prediction

After winning against the Magic, the Lakers had a rather disappointing loss against Wizards who defeated them 116-107. Despite the return of Anthony Davis, the champions have seen a massive dip in form and are clearly missing superstar LeBron James.

The Lakers have some injury concerns against the Kings. Guard Alex Caruso and veteran Jared Dudley are out against the Kings. Interestingly, LeBron James is questionable but might make his return tonight against the Kings according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

With LeBron James possibly making his return to the court and given how short-handed the Kings are, the Lakers should expect to win this matchup against Sacramento.

Probable Lineup

Dennis Schroder (G)

Kentavious Caldwell Pope (G)

Kyle Kuzma (F)

Anthony Davis (F)

Sacramento Kings: Injury updates and predicted lineup

The Kings were absolutely humiliated in their most recent game as the visitors Utah Jazz beat them 154-105. Missing key players like Marvin Bagley III, De’Aaron Fox, the Kings were simply outclassed by the Jazz.

Feb 18, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III (35) and guard Cory Joseph (9) and guard Tyrese Haliburton (0) and guard De’Aaron Fox (5) walk onto the court during the third quarter against the Miami Heat at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

The Kings are seeing some of their crucial starters missing time through injuries. Forward Marvin Bagley III, De’Aaron Fox, Robert Woodard II and Harrison Barnes are all out of the game. Without key starters like De’Aaron Fox, the Kings will face a stern task against the champions, Lakers.

Probable Lineup

Tyrese Haliburton (G)

Buddy Hield (G)

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Maurice Harkless (F)

Chimezie Metu (F)

Richaun Holmes (C)

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Who will win between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Sacramento Kings? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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