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LeBron James says he will not play in Wednesday’s Lakers vs. Jazz game

The Los Angeles Lakers earned their fifth win in the last six games and seventh victory in their last 10 tries when they cruised past the Detroit Pistons, 125-111, on Tuesday.

It was their first game since they blew out the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, and they looked every bit as rested and energetic as one would’ve expected them to.

Los Angeles will be back at it again on Wednesday when it heads north to take on the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City.

A consistent issue this season has been LeBron James’ minutes and usage, and after playing 31 minutes on Tuesday, he said he will not play on Wednesday in Utah.

The Lakers played in Utah about a month ago, and James also sat that contest. Without him, they lost 132-125 to a Jazz squad that had won 10 of its previous 12 games.

This time around, the Jazz have lost five of their last seven games and eight of their last 12.

Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire