LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are in a brutal stretch right now. This team has lost all four games since returning from the All-Star break, which was recently compounded by their embarrassing loss to cross-town rivals, the Clippers, on Thursday, 132-111.
The Lakers face another tough test on Saturday in Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, who themselves have also been struggling of late. The good news for LA is that they have received a bit of a boost ahead of Saturday's clash. According to Mike Trudell of Spectrum SN, both Talen Horton-Tucker and Avery Bradley are set to return to the lineup against the Dubs:
Avery Bradley and Talen Horton-Tucker are both available tonight.
One thing Frank Vogel said the Lakers are improving upon with Anthony Davis out: “Growing with switch execution … we’re getting better at it.”
He added that they’ll need to be against Steph Curry and GSW.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) March 5, 2022
Horton-Tucker missed Thursday's blowout loss due to a left ankle sprain, but he has since recovered from the minor knock. Bradley, on the other hand, has sat out the past five games because of a right knee problem. The veteran is now set to resume his role off the bench for head coach Frank Vogel for Saturday's matchup.
Neither of these two guys is going to be saviors for the Lakers, but at this point, LA will take any good news that comes their way. There's no denying that things are really bad in LA right now.