Julius Randle scored 15 points (5-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-6 FT) while matching his career high of 19 rebounds and adding three assists over 34 minutes in Monday's 89-87 loss to the Pacers.
That makes back-to-back monster performances for Randle as Kobe's fairwell tour didn't get in the way Monday. Bryant continues to take offensive touches away from Randle, which hasn't helped his scoring average. Luckily Randle has been a beast on the glass, averaging 13.4 rebounds over his last five games. The young power forward hasn't gone more than a game without a double-double in his past 12 contests.
Julius Randle (ankle) will play Monday against the Pacers, Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Coach Byron Scott confirmed the power forward would be ready to go following Monday's morning shootaround. Though it initially appeared that the left ankle sprain that forced Randle to exit Saturday's loss to the Spurs could sideline him through the All-Star break, X-rays after that game came back negative, clearing the 21-year-old of a major setback. With Larry Nance (knee) still unavailable, look for Randle to see his normal allotment of 30-to-35 minutes.
Julius Randle (ankle) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Pacers, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Randle sprained his left ankle in Saturday's loss to the Spurs, putting a damper on an otherwise strong night that saw him finish with 15 points (5-12 FG, 5-6 FT), 17 rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 31 minutes. Fortunately, X-rays on the ankle came back negative after the contest, and the expectation is that he'll be able to play through the ailment Monday. Expect him to see his usual 30-to-35 minutes.
The second-year pro managed his fourth double-double in the last five games before departing, continuing a stretch of highly impressive play. Although his streak of five games of 50 percent or better shooting did come to an end, Randle hauled in his second-highest total of rebounds on the season, and most since Dec. 2 against the Wizards. If the 21-year-old is forced to miss extended time, the
Julius Randle had x-rays on his left ankle that came back negative, according to Mike Trudell of TWC SportsNet.
The next step is to see how the ankle responds Sunday. Randle is considered day-to-day leading up to Monday's game against Indiana.
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