LeBron to sit Thursday due to sore left groin

LeBron James will miss the Los Angeles Lakers’ road game against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday with a sore left groin.

James has sat out only twice this season. He missed a game on Dec. 22 against the Denver Nuggets because of a thoracic muscle strain, and he was out on Jan. 11 against the Oklahoma City Thunder because of a chest cold.

Last season, James came away with a torn left groin during a Christmas Day game against the Warriors and missed the 17 games. He returned Jan. 31 but eventually sat out the final six games of the season.

James, a 16-time All-Star, is scoring 25.5 points per game this season, and he tops the NBA with an average of 10.6 assists per game. He has led the Lakers to a 44-12 record, first place in the Western Conference.

In addition to James’ injury, the Lakers’ Anthony Davis is nursing a sore left elbow. Davis is probable for the Thursday game in San Francisco.

–Field Level Media