Lakers will be without LeBron James for second consecutive game

LeBron James is reportedly about to miss his second consecutive game while dealing with a groin injury.

LeBron James sustained an injury against the Warriors on Christmas Day.   -  Getty Images

LeBron James is reportedly about to miss his second consecutive game while dealing with a groin injury.

According to ESPN, James will not play against the Clippers at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday.

James suffered the injury in the Lakers' 127-101 blowout win against the Warriors on Tuesday.

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Los Angeles lost to Sacramento 117-116 at the buzzer in its first game without James on Thursday. The Lakers' young core will have to step up against a rowdy Clippers team to get a better result without James and Rajon Rondo, who is expected to miss a month with a finger injury.

No clear timetable has been set for James' return.