LeBron James available to return for Lakers' clash against Bulls
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will return from injury to come off the bench against the Chicago Bulls.
James had been upgraded from 'out' to 'doubtful' for Sunday's game at Crypto.com Arena, having been sidelined since February 28.
He has missed the Lakers' last 13 games, with Los Angeles going 8-5 during that span to reach .500 for the first time this season.
The Lakers confirmed on Sunday that James had been upgraded to available, with The Athletic's Shams Charania reporting he would be coming off the bench for just the second time in his career, having only previously done so in December 2007.
The 38-year-old has missed 27 games this season, but is averaging 29.5 points along with 6.9 assists and 8.4 rebounds.
His return comes at a crucial point for the Lakers, who are tied for the seventh-best record in the Western Conference at 37-37 after their ongoing three-game win streak. They still have the time to climb out of the play-in tournament spots.