James, who aggravated the issue in the Lakers’ Christmas Day loss to the LA Clippers, was listed as questionable coming into the game.
The 17-year veteran reported feeling improvement with the injury at the team’s shootaround Saturday morning.
“It’s a pretty good couple days after the Christmas Day game,” James said.
L.A. plays the second leg of a back-to-back Sunday at home against the Dallas Mavericks. Lakers coach Frank Vogel said James’ availability Saturday would be an independent decision from Sunday’s game.
“When you have a back-to-back, yo