Lakers F LeBron James (ankle) sitting out vs. Jazz

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James will miss Saturday’s game against the host Utah Jazz due to a left ankle injury.

James was initially listed as questionable before being ruled out about three hours prior to the game against Utah.

It is the fourth game James has missed this season.

James played in Thursday’s 127-109 home loss to the Phoenix Suns and was largely ineffective, scoring a season-worst 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting.

James, 39, is averaging 24.7 points, 7.6 assists and 7.2 rebounds in 36 games.

Forward Rui Hachimura (calf) is set to return after a five-game absence for the Lakers.

Los Angeles has lost 10 of its past 14 games entering the contest with the red-hot Jazz, who have won 10 of their past 12 games.