LeBron James and Anthony Davis have been ruled out of the Los Angeles Lakers' game at the Brooklyn Nets on Monday.
James is dealing with left ankle soreness, while Davis has a right foot stress injury, the team confirmed the day before the game.
Both men played in Saturday's overtime loss to the Boston Celtics, in which James scored 41 points.
For James, his absence in Brooklyn may well mean a historic NBA moment comes in front of a home crowd in Los Angeles.
The four-time MVP now has 38,271 career regular season points, putting him just 116 behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time record.
Averaging 30.2 points per game this season, James would only require four more games to pass Abdul-Jabbar at his current rate of scoring.
Make way for the King pic.twitter.com/bZUBvWRgpI— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 29, 2023
The Lakers have four games in this coming week – all on the road.
After that, the Lakers return to Staples Center on February 7 to play the Oklahoma City Thunder in a game in which James will likely be targeting the record.