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SportLeBron to rest for Lakers vs. Warriors for 'load management'

03:20  03 february  2019
03:20  03 february  2019 Source:

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LeBron to rest for Lakers vs. Warriors for 'load management' © Harry How / Getty Images LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers waits to enter the game during a 123-120 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Lakers forward LeBron James will miss Saturday evening’s game against the Warriors due to load management.

James returned Thursday from a groin injury that sidelined him for 17 games, posting 24 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists in 40 minutes of an overtime win over the Clippers. Los Angeles head coach Luke Walton told reporters Saturday that James "woke up pretty sore."

Thompson hits first 10 from 3, Warriors beat Lakers 130-111

Thompson hits first 10 from 3, Warriors beat Lakers 130-111 Klay Thompson set an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range, scoring 44 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers 130-111 to match a season high with their eighth consecutive victory. Thompson finished 10 of 11 from beyond the arc as the two-time defending champions won their seventh straight road game. The star guard had 23 points in the third quarter, connecting on seven 3s as the Warriors stretched their lead to 36 points. He finally missed from deep late in the period.

The Lakers will sit LeBron James, Brandon Ingram, Rajon Rondo and others during Friday's pre-season finale against the Warriors . Curry already missed one exhibition for personal reasons, while Thompson sat another one for rest purposes. Durant has appeared in all four preseason games.

LeBron James exits Lakers ' big win vs . Warriors early due to strained left groin. LeBron James suffered a groin injury in the third quarter of the Lakers ' The Warriors went on a run to close the gap to just two points in the third after James went down, but the Lakers seized control again in the fourth

In his first season with the Lakers, James, 34, is averaging 27.2 points on 51.5 percent shooting, 7.2 assists and 8.5 rebounds. Los Angeles currently sits ninth in the Western Conference standings at 27-25.

Connor Letourneau is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: [email protected]. Twitter: @Con_Chron

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