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The Charlotte Hornets have experienced the pluses and minuses of facing undermanned teams. The Hornets won Friday night at the Milwaukee Bucks, who were without Giannis Antetokounmpo, and then they returned home and lost Sunday to the Atlanta Hawks, who were minus Trae Young. LeBron James has been out since suffering a high ankle sprain March 20, and Anthony Davis has missed two months with a calf strain and sore Achilles tendon.
Without LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers took it to the Nets during a 126-101 rout in which Kyrie Irving and Dennis Schroder got into it verbally and were ejected in the third quarter. "They hit us in the mouth early, and we were fighting uphill the whole game," Nets forward Kevin Durant said.
The results for the Los Angeles Lakers without LeBron James and Anthony Davis have been uneven, but they discovered over the weekend that they can still dominate with their superstar duo cheering from the bench. The Lakers will attempt to follow up one of their most impressive performances without James and Davis on Monday night when they visit the New York Knicks. Los Angeles sits in fifth place in the Western Conference, one game behind the Denver Nuggets.
Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel said he was "super proud" of his team after routing the Brooklyn Nets despite playing without several players, including LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
Lakers superstar Anthony Davis will be re-evaluated by team doctors this week and could return to play in the next 10 to 14 days -- with LeBron James right behind him, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.