Marc Gasol Kyle Kuzma
Photo: Associated Press

The Lakers could be short-handed in their crucial game against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday afternoon.

More specifically, five Lakers players (Anthony Davis – left adductor tightness, LeBron James – right ankle sprain, Alex Caruso – right foot soreness, Alfonzo McKinnie – right foot sprain, Dennis Schroder – Health and Safety protocols) are questionable for the contest.

Meanwhile, the Lakers list Kyle Kuzma (lower back tightness) and Marc Gasol (volar plate fracture, left pinkie finger) as probable. At the same time, Jared Dudley (right MCL tear) remains out for the defending champions.

The Lakers (40-30) need to win the game vs the Pacers in order to maintain their chances to exit the play-in tournament zone and directly qualify for the playoffs.

On the other hand, Indiana (33-37) has clinched its spot in the play-in tournament and is fighting with the Charlotte Hornets (33-37) for eighth in the East.