LeBron James will not play for the Lakers against the Bucks on Tuesday night

The Lakers have been closely monitoring LeBron James’ ankle issue, known as left ankle peroneal tendinopathy, since before the All-Star break. As a result of this injury, James has missed games to allow more time for his foot to heal. Unfortunately, this means that he will not be playing on Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks in a game that will be nationally televised.

Despite his absence, the Lakers are still in desperate need of wins to secure a spot in the playoffs. With a record of 39-32, they are currently in ninth place in the Western Conference and trailing the eighth-seed Phoenix Suns by 2.5 games (two in the loss column). However, they have already clinched the tiebreaker, which gives them hope that they can move up to the eighth seed. To do so, they need to win 7 out of their final 11 games while also hoping that the Suns lose 6 or more games.

LeBron James remains a vital player for the Lakers, serving as the energy barometer for the team in his 21st NBA season at age 39. His performance greatly impacts their success, as they are much stronger when he is playing at his best. Without him, more responsibility falls on Anthony Davis and shot creators like D’Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie.

In this challenging matchup against Milwaukee Bucks who have improved defensively under coach Doc Rivers, it will be crucial for Los Angeles Lakers to step up and secure wins if they want to improve their chances of making it into playoffs

By Sophia Gonzalez

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