LeBron on longest injury absence: 'Toughest stretch of my career'

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While their defense has kept them competitive in his absence, their offensive decline contributed to a 6-11 mark without him.

James' return could not come soon enough for the Lakers, who have gone into a tailspin.

Even without James and Rajon Rondo, they managed to stick around and make the game interesting, however, they ultimately lost the Clips 118-107.

After being sidelined more than a month with a groin injury, LeBron James is set to make his return tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers.

"I worked my ass off to get back to this point", LeBron continued. Their schedule is about to get very hard, so having their best player back in the lineup will be a major boost.

"I'll gain my rhythm as the season continues, and I'm looking forward to seeing how I feel tomorrow".

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On Wednesday, Lakers head coach Luke Walton spoke about how James has looked at practice as of late. "That's going to be the tell-tale sign of the rehab and the work I've been putting in these last five weeks".

It's the longest absence of LeBron's 16-year career which is a testament to how well he maintains his body and health. The superstar almost recorded a triple-double as he scored 24 points, recorded 14 rebounds, and dished out nine assists. Everybody was huge. It is going to be different guys every night for our team.

And the Lakers (27-25) will need more of their rotation players to step up ahead of a gruelling run of games on the road, starting with today's visit to Golden State.

LeBron scored 53.3 FanDuel points in the win.

Their next four games after the Warriors clash will see the Lakers travel to Indiana, Boston, Philadelphia and Atlanta before the All-Star Game on Feb 17.

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