Though it looked as if LeBron James injured his ankle yet again in the final minutes of the regular season on Sunday night, Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel said that James is “good to go” headed into their play-in matchup on Wednesday night.
James, after battling a lengthy ankle injury over the past several weeks, rolled that ankle midway through the fourth quarter of their 110-98 win against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center.
James fell to the court after a missed layup attempt, and remained on the ground briefly in pain. He eventually stood up on his own and limped over to the Lakers bench. He did not return.
James finished the night with a team-high 25 points and six assists.
James had missed 22 of the Lakers’ last 26 games with an ankle injury. He finally returned to the court on Saturday for their win against the Indiana Pacers, when he put up 24 points.