There's growing optimism that LeBron James could make his return to the Lakers vs. Boston on Friday (ESPN, 7:30 PM), sources tell ESPN.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN
ANALYSIS: James has missed the past two weeks with an abdominal strain. The Lakers could certainly use his help, as the team has gone 3-4 since James last played on Nov. 2. Most recently, L.A. lost to the Chicago Bulls, 121-103 on Monday night.