Lakers vs Houston: LeBron James Status, Injury Update, Lineup and Prediction

The Los Angeles Lakers are playing their second game vs the Houston Rockets and fans already make predictions about the match. It’s one of the road games LA has in the upcoming weeks. LA defeated Houston on Sunday night and now they have a chance to go 2-0 in the regular season. LeBron James is playing with the best team in the NBA at the moment. They have a 8-3 record at this point of the 2020-21 NBA season. LeBron and Anthony Davis play their best basketball. From what we can see, the Lakers look really unstoppable.

The Rockets are in the middle of a big controversy. James Harden missed training camp. He returned looking differently. Yes, he was definitely out of shape. Harden decided to show everyone that he can still play elite basketball. Maybe the Rockets are just trying to build better relationship with newly-acquired players like John Wall and Christian Wood. They also have a new head coach. Stephen Silas is trying to make a name for himself.

The Lakers enter the second game against Houston with several issues. They listed LeBron James and Anthony Davis as questionable for the game. Wesley Matthews won’t play at all. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is back. He played in the first game against Houston and he won’t miss this one.

King James, AD to play in the Lakers game vs Rockets

LeBron and Davis were listed as questionable in the past few games. AD missed two straight games and returned to the floor. Both players did their job through pain, and maybe Lakers head coach Frank Vogel will cut their minutes.

NBA experts made a prediction regarding the Lakers’ starting lineup, suggesting that Dennis Schroder, KCP, LeBron, AD, and Marc Gasol will start the game for the team.

Houston ruled out Brodric Thomas entirely. John Wall and Eric Gordon are listed as questionable as they are dealing with migraine and lower leg tightness respectively. They will probably play against LA.

Houston and Los Angeles have an incredible offense. Their defenses are pretty different though. The Rockets have a terrible defense. The Lakers rank in the top 5 defenses in the NBA.