Lead a team he did, as the Lakers secured only the second win in the last five games and improved to 27-25.
However, James shrugged off the praise, claiming "it just felt great to get back out there", having "worked my a** off to get back to this point".
Coming off of an All-Star snub, Clippers forward Tobias Harris is going to be motivated to play one of his best games of the season.
Yahoo Sources: After missing almost five weeks with a groin injury, Lakers star LeBron James plans to make his return tonight against the Clippers. James had 24 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists on his return from the longest absence of his career.
The 16-time National Basketball Association champions went 6-11 during LeBron's absence, falling from fourth to ninth in the Western Conference rankings and remain one point behind the Clippers, who now hold the final playoff berth in the west.
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LeBron James is returning to action tonight.
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.
Lou Williams scored a team-high 24 points and Patrick Beverley added 17 for the Clippers, who shot just 53% from the free throw line.
When the Lakers first saw the Clippers in December, James had just suffered his groin injury. "This is where I can shut out everything, be out there with my guys, command my guys, and get a win on the road".
Lance Stephenson then completed a three-point play that kept the Lakers ahead 123-118. The Clippers will be without starters Danilo Gallinari and Avery Bradley, as well as Luch Mbah a Moute.