The Los Angeles Lakers will be facing off against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.
Even though the Suns have a much better track record than the Lakers, the game is still gaining a lot of attention, particularly because of the recent resurgence of Anthony Davis, who has been putting up more than 30 points and 17 rebounds recently.
Davis will have to keep it up with those numbers on Tuesday, especially since the team will be without its biggest icon.
Lakers announce LeBron James is out tonight against the Suns
— Trevor Lane (@Trevor_Lane) November 22, 2022
The Lakers announced that LeBron James will be out against the Suns, missing this fifth straight game.
However, fans of the Lakers don’t have to be terrified at the prospect of another match without James.
LA has actually been doing quite well without the King.
LA Without LBJ
The Lakers have surprisingly gone 3-1 in the last four games without James.
In fact, they are in the middle of a three-game winning streak, which they hope to continue against the Suns.
There is no doubt that the Suns will be their biggest challenge in weeks, as they are the second team in the West with a 10-6 record.
That means they will be missing James and his average of 24.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 6.9 assists per game.
But Davis really has been leading the team in huge ways recently, highlighting a side of himself he hasn’t shown in a couple of years.
Will it be enough to overcome Devin Booker and his squad?
The Lakers are still sitting at a 5-10 record, which is far below what they wanted at this point in the season.
They have shown some encouraging signs lately, with Davis’ recent output being the best.
Will the Lakers build upon their small sampling of success?