Priyanshu Raidas


Key Shooter’s Participation In Question As Lakers Take On Clippers In Back To Back Game

The Los Angeles Lakers are set to fight for the playoff spot against their arch-rival on Wednesday. However, the tension in the air is tight regarding the injury conditions of the player. If one talks about the gravity of the game, it is an important game for both the Los Angeles Clippers and the Lakers. The win will steer clear one team of the play-in tournament for direct qualification into the playoffs. But when asked about the status of the best duo for Wednesday’s game, coach Darvin Ham did not have a clear answer.

The Lakers have a clear disadvantage heading into the clash with city rivals for the sixth position of the table. The 2020 champion will have to play back-to-back on Tuesday and Wednesday. Although they won against the Utah Jazz, it was an extensive game. The superstar duo LeBron James and Anthony Davis had to play 38 and 42 minutes extensively. The game stretched all the way to the overtime for LA to put the extra mile before grabbing the win. And when Darvin Ham was asked about their status, he gave a weird reply in the press. Keep reading to know what did he say.


The Lakers Head Coach Does Not Wish To Reveal

Darvin Ham (Los Angeles Lakers) (David Dow / NBAE via Getty Images)

There is no denying that the Lakers squad will be tired after last night’s overtime win. But there is no time for them to be resting as they have got sixth place competition to know their postseason chances. However, there are doubts about the availability of LA’s star for such a crucial game. Therefore ESPN’s Dave McMenamin asked Ham whether their best Russell, James, and Davis would be available or not. He gave a very inconclusive answer saying, “Our short-term business to take care of and our long-term business to take care of.”

His statements show that he does not want to reveal his plans for the critical game. But LeBron and Anthony will be evaluated once they will reach Los Angeles. However, there is no denying that the fans would be hoping to see their best players on the court.

Mo Bamba Will Be Back In The Picture For LA

Mo Bamba (Los Angeles Lakers) Source: FanNation

The 24-year-old was last seen on the court on March 5 and had been missing action since then. He suffered an ankle injury against the Golden State Warriors, causing him last 13 games. But Ham has revealed that Mo Bamba will be assessed before the game against the Clippers.

After his injury, his place was taken over by power forward Wenyen Gabriel. The Lakers spent a lot of money on him, but it has not paid them off as of yet. However, he could help Darvin if he lacks options for the clash against the city rivals. It is already an exciting fixture in the league. The stakes of the game have made it much more appealing. The fans will be expecting the best out of their teams.