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Lakers’ Avery Bradley questionable to play Tuesday vs. Bulls after injury scare vs. Spurs


Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley is questionable to face the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday.

Bradley is dealing with a bruised lower right leg and didn’t practice on Monday. He suffered the injury in a win over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday:

The Lakers are 5-1 on the season. They come into Chicago riding a five-game winning streak.

Bradley has started all six games for the Lakers this season. He’s averaging 10.7 points and 3.3 rebounds while shooting 51.9 percent from the field, 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free-throw line.

Odds are Kyle Kuzma will replace Bradley in the starting lineup against the Bulls if Bradley can’t play. Kuzma returned from his injury on Friday versus the Dallas Mavericks. He’s putting up 7.0 points per game in his first two games of the season.

With LeBron James and Anthony Davis leading the charge, the Lakers are clicking on all cylinders at the moment. No team seems to have an answer for how to stop James and Davis, and even Dwight Howard is contributing in a big way. Bradley has done a good job of knocking down his open shots while playing stellar perimeter defense.

If Bradley is indeed out vs. the Bulls, LA will miss his toughness. However, the Bulls are 2-5 on the season and have struggled on both ends of the floor.

The Lakers should be able to defeat the Bulls whether Bradley plays or not.