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Lakers’ LeBron James to miss game against Warriors Thursday

Warriors fans already dealing with a lack of star power this season at Chase Center were dealt another blow when the Lakers announced LeBron James will miss Thursday’s game in San Francisco with a sore left groin.

It was to be the second and final appearance at Chase for the 35-year-old James, who was one day removed from a season-high 40 point performance Tuesday against the Pelicans when the team revealed the injury.

Aside from the Warriors’ league-worst record, fans have dealt with the disappointment of injuries keeping Klay Thompson out for the season and allowing Stephen Curry to appear for just 50 minutes over two games in the Warriors’ new arena.

Tickets to Thursday’s game should still retain some value with the news Lakers All-Star forward Anthony Davis (sore left elbow) is listed as probable.

James, an MVP candidate for the Western Conference’s top-seeded Lakers while averaging 25.5 points, 10.6 assists and 7.7 rebounds, had his first season in Los Angeles derailed by a left groin injury last year. However, the severity of this injury isn’t as serious as the one suffered against the Warriors two Christmas’ ago that caused him to miss 27 games.

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