The Los Angeles Lakers pulled off a massive win on Friday over the Minnesota Timberwolves to jump to seventh in the Western Conference. As expected, LeBron James suited up in this one despite being initially tagged as questionable to play due to his foot injury. James did not have the best of games against Minnesota, but the most important thing is that LA came away with the W.
After the game, LeBron had a strong message for his team ahead of their last five remaining games of the regular season. James acknowledged that momentum is on their side right now, but at the same time, there's no room for complacency. The Lakers are in an all-out war at the moment, and they will need to step it up when it matters the most.
“Yeah, I think we're in a good place,” LeBron said, via Spectrum SportsNet. “But the game is not won on paper, it's not won on these phones. It's won between the four lines. So we can talk about it, but we gotta go out there and handle business. Sunday can't come fast enough for me.”
"Sunday can't come fast enough for me." @KingJames says he expects to play Sunday against the Rockets and discusses the importance of getting the win tonight. pic.twitter.com/1NctQ2wgji
— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) April 1, 2023
The Lakers return to action on Sunday to battle the 19-59 Houston Rockets. LeBron James and Co. are expected to win this game given how the Rockets are literally the worst team in the conference. James knows this, and he is making sure that his team remains sharp ahead of Sunday's key matchup.
With just a few more games remaining in the season and a guaranteed playoff spot still within reach, you can be sure that LeBron and the Lakers won't be resting on their laurels — not on Sunday, and not until they reached their ultimate goal this season.