Is LeBron James playing tonight? Latest injury update for Knicks vs Lakers Dec. 18

New Orleans Pelicans v Los Angeles Lakers: Semifinals - 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament
New Orleans Pelicans v Los Angeles Lakers: Semifinals - 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament / Ethan Miller/GettyImages

The Knicks have one more chance to win in Los Angeles before they return to New York. After picking up a big win against the Suns on Friday, the Knicks looked out of gas on Saturday in a 144-122 loss to the Clippers.

New York has struggled without Mitchell Robinson, who will be out for at least eight weeks. His absence will be felt even more so on Monday, especially if Anthony Davis plays.

Los Angeles was riding a high after winning the first-ever In-Season Tournament but has gone 1-2 since then. Their most recent loss came on Friday at the hands of the Spurs, who had previously lost 18 straight contests.

LeBron James and AD both played in that game, but their status for Monday's contest is still uncertain. In fact, the Lakers have several players listed on the injury report, including D'Angelo Russell. It was believed that Gabe Vincent could return in time for the game against New York, but he's listed as out.

LeBron James' status for tonight's game vs. Knicks

LeBron James (calf) is listed as questionable.

UPDATE: LeBron James is available.

Anthony Davis' status for tonight's game vs. Knicks

Anthony Davis (hip/groin) is listed as questionable.

UPDATE: Anthony Davis is available.

Projected starting lineups tonight

New York: Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, Jericho Sims

Los Angeles: D'Angelo Russell, Cam Reddish, Taurean Prince, LeBron James, Anthony Davis

Knicks injury report

Mitchell Robinson (ankle) is out.

Lakers injury report

LeBron James (calf), Anthony Davis (hip/groin), D'Angelo Russell (head), Jarred Vanderbilt (back), and Christian Wood (non-COVID illness) are questionable. Gabe Vincent (knee) and Jalen Hood-Schifino (back) are out.

UPDATE: LeBron James, Anthony Davis, D'Angelo Russell, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Christian Wood are available.

New York's next five opponents

New York will travel back home to play at Barclays before hosting Milwaukee twice.

Dec. 20 at Brooklyn

Dec. 23 vs. Milwaukee

Dec. 25 vs. Milwaukee

Dec. 27 at Oklahoma City

Dec. 29 at Orlando