LeBron James made his return to action today, but the results for the Lakers weren’t good. Via the LA Times:
Yet Sunday, the surprise return, in part, translated into a turnover-riddled mess with no real purpose in a 118-108 loss to the Chicago Bulls.
Players inside the Lakers’ locker room didn’t find out James would be back until after his pregame workout Sunday, the type of addition that does so much good long term while throwing the short term into a bit of chaos.
He came off the bench for just the second time in his career, joining the Lakers for their final eight games of the season.
In his return, James scored 19 points. Troy Brown Jr. and Malik Beasley each had 18, while Dennis Schroder contributed 17 and Austin Reaves 13.
Anthony Davis scored 15 points and shot six for eight from the field — Beasley, Brown, James, Reaves and Schroder all attempting more shots.
The Lakers turned the ball over 18 times, leading to 34 Chicago points.