Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will not play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night, missing for the second straight game due to right ankle pain, the team announced.
Anthony Davis, who suffered a right knee injury late in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s overtime win against the San Antonio Spurs, is questionable for Wednesday’s game.
James suffered the injury in Sunday’s win against the Memphis Grizzlies when Desmond Bane landed on James’ right leg after scoring a layup, causing James to fall to the ground. He didn’t test his ankle on the court Tuesday and was out against the Spurs as Malik Monk started in his place, scoring 17 points.
James missed 26 games last season with a sprained right ankle, but coach Frank Vogel said Tuesday that the current condition was not related to that injury.
“The same ankle. A different place. A different injury,” Vogel said.
Davis, who stayed in the game for the final 32.2 seconds of regulation time after injuring his knee, said he received ice and knee treatment in the locker room but did not undergo further evaluations Tuesday night.
ESPN’s Dave McMenamin contributed to this report.