Although the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the L.A. Clippers, the bright side is that LeBron James was available after previously being put in the NBA’s health and safety protocols. James was originally expected to miss several games after turning in a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test, but after testing negative twice, he was cleared to play against the Clippers.
Luke Kennard scored 19 points and was most displeased. Luke Kennard scored 19 points and was, in a word, “great! What a difference a win makes.
LeBron James was back on the court for the Lakers, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Clippers from taking a 119-115 win at Staples Center on Friday night. Los Angeles Times veteran photographer Luis Sinco was courtside, and he captured many of the game’s biggest moments. Check out his photos here: Lakers guard Eric Bledsoe, left, is fouled by Lakers guard Malik Monk as he drives to the basket during the second quarter.