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LeBron James tweaks ankle, day-to-day before rematch with Pacers Wednesday

Dec 17, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT

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There wasn’t much to see after halftime of the Heat’s easy win over the Jazz — Utah got the ball inside and scored on second chance points in the first half, but talent wins out in the NBA and Miami has much more than Utah. Miami turned this into a rout.

However one potentially important thing did happen — LeBron James tweaked his ankle.

LeBron was trying to make a move on Brandon Rush, lost his footing and rolled his left ankle a little. He came out of the game, was visibly frustrated, but did go back in the fourth quarter for a stretch.

LeBron sat out practice on Tuesday to rest the ankle. He is officially day-to-day and said this about his ankle after the game, as reported by Ira Winderman at the Sun Sentinel.

“I turned my ankle and it will be sore in the morning, I know,” he said. “I’ve been here before. I’m day-to-day and we’ll see what happens. I know in the morning it’ll be pretty sore.”

Asked if he would play Wednesday, he said, “We’re gonna see. We’re gonna see.”

Because it’s a rematch with the Pacers — who came from behind last week to beat the Heat in Indiana — expect LeBron to go unless this is pretty bad. The Heat and Pacers are on a collision course for a rematch of the Eastern Conference Finals this year, they are clearly the two best teams in the East. Let’s hope they meet in the conference finals, otherwise it means the Hawks or somebody got through (likely due to an injury) and one team is going to have a cakewalk. The drop off in the level of play after the first two teams in the East is steep.

PBT will keep you updated on LeBron’s status.

By the way, LeBron was wearing his LeBron 11s when it happened.

  1. cantonbound13 - Dec 17, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    He’s a fast healer (PEDs)

    • southbeachtalent - Dec 17, 2013 at 12:57 PM

      7-17… hahahahahaha. That is all.

      • leahcima1 - Dec 17, 2013 at 8:53 PM

        7-17! Is that code for the Knicks suck worse than contonjerk0?

    • miamatt - Dec 17, 2013 at 2:45 PM

      CB13!!! Welcome back, buddy!

      Glad to see they finally restored wifi underneath the 7-mile bridge.

      • cantonbound13 - Dec 17, 2013 at 6:26 PM

        Not all of us can be as lucky as you in the trailer park.

    • leahcima1 - Dec 17, 2013 at 8:50 PM

      Well cantonjerk0, the internet’s blovine, big mouth has returned. Read somewhere that he’s been living under 7 mile bridge. And I thought that smell was dead fish.

      • cantonbound13 - Dec 18, 2013 at 8:41 AM

        You are the expert on dead fish smell Princess Leaha. Moron!

  2. DonRSD - Dec 17, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    ITS THE SNEAKERS!!!
    Just wear the Jordan 11s and call it a day.

  3. chadley71 - Dec 17, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    whaa….did LBJ fall off of his pedestal and hurt his ankle. Just go to the trainer and get a shot like D Wade does for his knees before each game.

    • peterjohnjoseph - Dec 17, 2013 at 2:53 PM

      You have a very strange understanding of medical technology and some weird idea that a team like the Heat must obviously have conjured up magic shots that they can give to players on any appendage, because they have weak players.

  4. golfrangeman - Dec 17, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Hope he plays there’s only a hand full of decent games all year in the east. I see cb13 is back with his usual ignorant comments

    • antistratfordian - Dec 17, 2013 at 7:48 PM

      Well with the way the Pacers have been playing lately they might not need him.

  5. golfrangeman - Dec 17, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    That’s not making you look more intelligent

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