Lakers’ LeBron James out vs. Rockets with sore groin

Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis (3) with LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will not play against the Houston Rockets on Thursday because of a sore right groin, per the NBA’s injury report.

James last played 30 minutes in his team’s loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, putting up a double-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and one steal.

The 35-year-old landed on the NBA’s injury report earlier this week due to his sore groin, but played through it to face the Thunder and Utah Jazz.

Earlier this week, the Lakers locked up the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.

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