Head coach Darvin Ham said Monday he expected James "back at some point" before the season is over.


The Lakers began Thursday sitting at 36-37, precariously holding the 10th -- and final -- seed in the Western Conference, good for a berth in the play-in tournament. The Utah Jazz are a half-game behind the Lakers. The Jazz and Lakers play twice in the final four games.

James, 38, has been sidelined since Feb. 26 with an injured tendon in his right foot. He has missed the last 12 games.


The 19-time All-Star is averaging 29.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 6.9 assists in 47 games this season.

--Field Level Media