LeBron James tweaks knee, gives Heat a scare but expects to play Monday
Miami Heat forward LeBron James planned to have his left knee checked out by a team doctor after the team traveled from New York to Minneapolis but expects to be in the lineup tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Miami Herald reported. James appeared to hyperextend his left leg and then grabbed his knee after going for an alley-oop dunk in the third quarter of the Heat’s 99-93 victory against the New York Knicks. It was a scary moment for James, the defending-champion Heat and the NBA, the Herald noted. “I was concerned,” James said after the game. “I’m still concerned a little bit.” After testing out the knee, James stayed in the game, finishing with 29 points and 11 rebounds in Miami’s 14th consecutive victory. “I was able to finish the game strong but things are always a little worse the next day,” James said Sunday. “We’ve got to fly to Minnesota, but I believe I’ll be in the lineup (Monday), though.” James said he expected the knee to swell during the flight. Although James was only a little scared at the time of his injury, Chris Bosh said he was very concerned.
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