LeBron James SF CLE 2 days ago

James confirmed Tuesday morning that he will play in Game 4 versus the Hawks, Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears reports. "I'm ready to go," James said. "I will be active tonight."

James is admittedly banged up after six tough games against the Bulls and three matchups with the Hawks in which he's been asked to shoulder a massive offensive burden in the absences of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. He rolled his ankle in the second half of Game 2 in Atlanta and appeared to be dealing with leg cramps late in Game 3. James likely won't be close to 100 percent, but none of his ailments are considered serious, so expect another high usage, high production night as James seeks his fifth straight Finals berth. Should Cleveland prevail at home, James and longtime teammate James Jones will become the first players to accomplish the feat in nearly 50 years.

LeBron James SF CLE 3 days ago

James missed his first 10 shots of the game, but came back to provide 37 points (14-37 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 8-10 FT), 13 rebounds, and 13 assists in 47 minutes of the overtime win against Atlanta. He appeared to play through a knee strain or cramps in the late going.

James had a terrible struggle in the first quarter and did not hit a 3-pointer until the waning moments of the game. In addition to the knee strain that had James limping through the overtime, James hit his hand on Mike Muscala's head. Prior to the knee injury, James looked particularly spry and may have been too hyped up for the game in the early going. He will look to help the Cavs get out the broom in Game 4 on Tuesday.

LeBron James SF CLE 5 days ago

James grazed a triple-double in Game 2's Western Conference Finals win against the Hawks, posting 30 points, nine rebounds, 11 assists, and one block in 39 minutes of action.

James looked dominant in Friday's win, and the Cavaliers took a commanding 2-0 lead to start the series. Look for James to continue to be aggressive and efficient on both ends of the court moving forward.

LeBron James SF CLE 6 days ago

James indicated that his ankle "has been better," but the ailment won't prevent him from playing in Friday's Game 2, NBA.com reports.

James appeared to roll his ankle on the foot of a courtside cameraman during Game 1, but he returned to the game and did not appear to be overly hampered. Don't expect James' usage or style of play to be impacted, as he's time and again proven to be one of the most durable players in the league.

LeBron James SF CLE 1 week ago

James scored 31 points (12-26 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 7-8 FT) with eight rebounds, six assists and a steal in 38 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Hawks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

The minor back injury he suffered in the series-clinching win over the Bulls on Thursday wasn't in evidence, and King James had his usual impressive stat line. He'll try to lead the Cavs to a second straight road win over Atlanta on Friday.

LeBron James SF CLE 1 week ago

James tweaked his back in Game 6, but there have been no reports to suggest the injury will linger into Wednesday's Game 1 against the Hawks, the Plain Dealer reports.

James should be fine for Game 1. Through 10 playoff games, James has averaged 26.5 points, 10.2 rebounds, 7.9 assists, 1. 9steals, 1.6 blocks, and 0.7 three-pointers in 42 minutes per game. While his shooting from the field has been relatively horrendous (42% FG), James has carried the team in other ways, and given the litany of other injuries the Cavs have had to fight through, it'd be surprising to see him rest at all.

LeBron James SF CLE 2 weeks ago

James was just short of a triple-double in Thursday's series-clinching win over the Bulls, recording 15 points (7-23 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 11 assists and nine rebounds in 41 minutes.

With Kyrie Irving (knee) leaving this game early, James was the driving force behind the Cavs' performance on offense and defense. He finishes the series against the Bulls averaging 26.2 points, 11 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 1.7 blocks per game.

LeBron James SF CLE 2 weeks ago

James (ankle) came through with 38 points (14-24 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 9-12 FT), 12 rebounds, six assists, three steals, and three blocks in 41 minutes in the Game 5 win over the Bulls on Tuesday. He did not turn the ball over.

James had his first good (50 percent or better) shooting performance of the series and did everything the Cavs needed to win the pivotal game at home. He has only made 12.5 percent (3-of-24) on 3-pointers against the Bulls. James should have another big game Thursday in Game 6.

LeBron James SF CLE 2 weeks ago

James (ankle) confirmed Tuesday morning that he will play in Game 5 against the Bulls, Ethan Skolnick of Bleacher Report reports.

James rolled his ankle in the fourth quarter of Game 4 on Sunday, but he shook off the injury and remained in the game. There was never really any doubt that he would play in Game 5, but he'll likely be less than 100 percent while being asked to carry a heavy workload with Kevin Love (shoulder) out and Kyrie Irving (knee/foot) severely restricted.

LeBron James SF CLE 2 weeks ago

James indicated that he will play in Game 5 on Wednesday despite a left ankle injury that's caused him to receive constant treatment, Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports.

James looked okay while hitting the game-winning shot in Game 4, but is reportedly ailing from an ankle issue. However, it would take a lot to keep him from a playoff game, and it sounds as though he will suit up. Unless something changes, expect to see him in the starting lineup for Game 5 on Wednesday.