LeBron doubtful vs. Nuggets; Kuzma probable

Lakers star LeBron James is doubtful for Sunday’s home game against the Nuggets with a thoracic muscle strain.

Coach Frank Vogel told reporters that James sustained the injury against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday and played through it during Thursday’s loss to the Bucks.

James played 37 minutes and registered his seventh triple-double of the season against Milwaukee, but struggled at times in the loss and ended the game a -14.

Meanwhile, Kyle Kuzma, who’s been dealing with a sprained left ankle, practiced on Saturday and is probable to play against the Nuggets. Kuzma hasn’t played since Dec. 8.

The Lakers are looking to bounce back from losing back-to-back games for the first time all season against Denver, who enters Sunday’s game having won five straight.

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