Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will miss Thursday's game against the Houston Rockets due to a sore right groin, according to Spectrum SportsNet's Mike Trudell.
The Lakers were also sitting first in the Western Conference at 49-14, 5.5 games up on the second-place Los Angeles Clippers.
With the coronavirus pandemic putting sports on hiatus for months, few NBA teams were more adversely affected than the Lakers.
Los Angeles was firing on all cylinders prior to the stoppage, and carrying that momentum over to the restart was all but impossible.
1 seed in the Western Conference, so they can afford to be proactive with James when it comes to his health.