LeBron James, Lakers Watch Helplessly as Playoff Hopes Likely Disappear

Kyle Kuzma reacts to his ankle injury against the LA Clippers

Agitated and motivated by the fact the Clippers hassled him over tickets, O'Neal went out and scored a career-high 61 points to go along with 23 rebounds as the Lakers dominated the Clippers, 123-103.

However, Kuzma has already been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Denver Nuggets. He comes in, they don't get the second guy, and now they're going to have a losing record and miss the playoffs. With the improvements that the team's young core had made the last couple of years and the addition of James, it seemed like a good bet.

The Lakers led by as many as 10 late in the first quarter. It's now 30-34 on the season - 5.5 games out of the final playoff spot out west.

Ball was seen getting some shots up after practice, but they were more of the set shot variety, with limited jumping, in drills conducted by a member of the team's strength staff. In fact, LeBron James might be more likely to play alongside the Duke star than he is to compete in the 2019 National Basketball Association playoffs.

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James conceded gauging his minutes played and perhaps taking games off could be around the corner, especially should the Lakers continue their fade down the stretch. That was, perhaps more than any game this season, a "must win" for the Lakers considering that the Clippers now own the tiebreaker* even if the Lakers managed to erase a 5-game deficit in the standings. "Everyone has been talking about the postseason, but we need to worry about each and every game and how we can get better with our team".

Ibrahimovic will be hoping for more success with the Galaxy this season than their more famous neighbours are managing.

"That would take a lot of convincing from Luke [Walton, Lakers head coach] on up", James told reporters.

As Clippers guard Patrick Beverley raised his arms triumphantly at the buzzer and loudly celebrated by calling his team "the best in LA", James and the Lakers were left to ponder exactly how the remaining five weeks of their season will play out.

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