It is possible James could miss more games, sources said, as he works through discomfort in the ankle that kept him out six weeks until a two-game return that saw home losses to Torontoand Sacramentoover the weekend.
James and the Lakers will continue to evaluate the injury and will proceed cautiously as the Lakers ramp up for the postseason, sources said.
James has experienced some trouble making hard cuts and exploding since his return from six weeks on the sideline with the injury, sources said.
James was held out of the final 6 minutes, 42 seconds of Sunday's game against the Raptors after experiencing soreness in the ankle and did not play Monday against the Denver Nuggets.
The Lakers (37-28) are tied withDallasfor the fifth spot in the Western Conference -- with the Mavericks owning the tiebreaker -- and a full game ahead of seventh-place Portland with four games against the Clippers, Blazers, Suns and Knicksin the next week. The Lakers are trying to avoid landing in the play-in tournament for seeds No. 7 to No. 10.
Woj: Lakers to sit LeBron for 2 more games
Adrian Wojnarowski joins SportsCenter to give the latest on why the Lakers are sitting LeBron James for two more games, and how the decision could affect their playoff push.