NBA: LeBron James returns from 20-game absence but LA Lakers lose to Sacramento Kings

LeBron James returned from injury after 20 games out but could not prevent his Los Angeles Lakers from slipping to a 110-106 defeat by the Sacramento Kings.

James had been sidelined since 20 March after spraining his ankle - the longest absence of his 18-year NBA career.

The 36-year-old scored 16 points and added eight rebounds and seven assists, but defeat marked the Lakers' fifth loss in their past six games.

It was the Kings' first win over the Lakers at Staples Center since 2018.



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