The Los Angeles Lakers lost their third straight game on Sunday, falling to the Toronto Raptors 121-114. As a result, they're now in a three-way tie with the Blazers and Mavs which puts them in serious jeopardy of winding up in the play-in tournament. And if all that wasn't bad enough, LeBron James left the game early with ankle soreness.
This was just the second game back for LeBron, who had missed over a month with a high ankle sprain. He finished with 19 points, seven rebounds, and six assists in 28 minutes, and didn't leave for good until the Lakers were down double digits late in the fourth quarter, so it's safe to assume this was precautionary.
The Lakers have plenty to worry about in regards to their position in the standings. They obviously aren't happy about that, and LeBron made his feelings known loud and clear when speaking to the media.
"Whoever came up with that s--- needs to be fired," LeBron said of the play-in tournament.
The Lakers will play the Denver Nuggets today at Staples Center.