LeBron James
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 10, 2021 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron James missed the Los Angeles Lakers’ last game vs. the Denver Nuggets after re-aggravating his ankle injury vs. Toronto Sunday.

James returned to action last Friday after missing 20 games with a high right ankle sprain. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, James will miss the next two games against the Clippers and the Blazers.

The Lakers will have just five regular season games remaining after the upcoming back-to-back to get their star integrated in the lineup again.

The game against the Blazers is expected to be a crucial matchup for the Lakers, as both teams, as well as the Dallas Mavericks, are fighting for seeding between the fifth and seventh.