LeBron James to miss Lakers game Thursday with sore groin

 LOS ANGELES --  Lakers superstar LeBron James will miss Thursday's game against the Golden State Warriors with a sore groin, the team announced Wednesday.

James, 35, is coming off a season-high 40 points on Tuesday in a win over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Last Christmas, he suffered a torn left groin against the Warriors, which was the first major injury of his career. It submarined both his and his team's season.

The 17-year veteran came back a model of good health this season, averaging 25.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and a league-best 10.6 assists per game for the Western Conference-leading Lakers.

He has played in 54 of the Lakers' 56 games this season, with one of those games he missed also caused by groin discomfort.

Lakers forward Anthony Davis is listed as probable for the Warriors game with a sore left elbow.