LeBron misses NBA playoffs for first time in 14 years
March 24, 2019 6:00 am
The Brooklyn Nets’ 111-106 victory over the Lakers has eliminated them from postseason contention, leaving LeBron James to miss the NBA playoffs for the first time in 14 years.
The Nets followed up their historic comeback win in Sacramento and improved to 2-3 on a season-high, seven-game road trip that continues Monday in Portland.
Seventh-place Brooklyn (38-36) moved to within a half-game of the sixth-place Detroit Pistons and 2.5 games ahead of the eighth-place Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference.
The Lakers lost their fifth straight, dropped to 2-12 in their last 14 games and will miss the playoffs for the sixth straight season.
The loss officially ensured that LeBron James will miss the postseason for the first time since his second season with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2004-05.