The Brooklyn Nets will look to have their longest win streak of the season when they cap off their Los Angeles road trip against the Lakers on November 13. The Lakers have been abysmal to start the season with a record of 2-10 and will likely be without their star forward LeBron James, who is doubtful, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.
LeBron James has been upgraded to doubtful for Sunday’s game vs the Nets, per the Lakers
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) November 12, 2022
James has been out with an adductor strain injury he sustained against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 9 and is listed as day-to-day, according to Shams Charania of “The Athletic”. If he doesn’t play, it will continue the streak of him and Durant not facing off. The two future Hall of Famers have not shared the court since 2018.
Though Durant says he enjoys his duels against the Lakers star, he notes that LeBron not playing makes the matchup ‘easier’.
“It’s always an incredible time for the NBA when we get together and hoop against each other… We played on different teams, different matchups, it’s always fun playing against Bron,” Durant said on the latest episode of his podcast “The ETCs”.
“We need wins. I want him to play for sure, but when he’s not out there the game is definitely easier. I wish him the best with the injury, but not having him out there on the floor is less of a headache.”
“It’s always an incredible time for the NBA when we get together and hoop against each other… We played on different teams, different matchups, it’s always fun playing against Bron.”
Kevin Durant on not playing against LeBron in 4 years
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) November 12, 2022
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