LeBron James returns for Los Angeles Lakers after high ankle sprain

The Lakers held up pretty well without him, going 8-12 while working on two new rotation pieces, center Andre Drummond and guard Ben McLemore, and returning Anthony Davis to the line-up after a calf injury. On Saturday, Los Angeles remains in the West’s fifth seed but only keeps a one-game pillow on the seventh seed, opening up a possible fall into the new play-in tournament. To make matters worse, a recent Los Angeles Clippers slide has opened up the possibility of a first-round Crosstown showdown.