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After missing 20 games with an ankle injury, LeBron James returns to the starting lineup of the Lakers for the game against the Sacramento Kings.

James had been sidelined since March 20 with a high right ankle sprain, but he is now ready to go, with 10 games left until the end of the regular season.

Without James, the Lakers struggled and dropped to fifth in the West, at 36-26.

According to Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, James will not be on minutes restriction, but the team will be ‘responsible’ with his minutes.