LeBron James eyeing playoffs after making Lakers return

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"We all just want to get back into the zone, we're very good when we're whole, that's the most important force", James said.

According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, James plans on suiting up for the Lakers' game against the Los Angeles Clippers. He is averaging 27.3 points per game this season.

LeBron James said he is confident the Lakers can secure a playoff berth after the superstar forward's return in Thursday's overtime victory over the Clippers.

It's safe to say that the Los Angeles Lakers weren't the same team without LeBron James in the lineup.

James called the 36-day absence some of the darkest days of his career. "That's the tell-tale sign for me is how my body feels after having to play 40 minutes".

Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, and Josh Hart were also on the floor for the Lakers, but it's anybody's guess how many more games they will play for the team.

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Lou Williams scored 24 points off the bench to lead the Clippers, who had won 22 of their previous 25 matchups against the Lakers.

So, James should've had a triple-double, and he tied for a game-high in points, after not playing at all for five weeks because of a seriously strained groin on Christmas? The Lakers entered Wednesday in ninth place in the Western Conference with a 26-25 record - including a 6-11 mark since James went down on December 25.

He added: "This is where I can shut out everything, be out there with my guys, command my guys, and get a win on the road".

The Clippers were already without second-leading scorer Danilo Gallinari, who sat out his seventh consecutive game because of a back injury.

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

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