Skip to main content
Main content
NBA news

Sore ankle shouldn't keep LeBron out of opener


Posted Oct 27, 2012 4:37 PM

MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James' twisted right ankle remained sore Saturday, though not enough for the reigning NBA MVP to be concerned about his status for Miami's season-opener against the Boston Celtics.

James was shaken up twice in the Heat's preseason finale Friday night, first when he turned the ankle in the game's opening minutes, then in the third quarter when he was inadvertently kicked in the face by New Orleans center Robin Lopez.

James was planning to get treatment for the ankle over the next couple days. He said he had no lingering aftereffects of the kick, which happened as he and Lopez jostled for a rebound.

The Heat open their title defense Tuesday against Boston. Miami got its roster down to the 15-player maximum on Saturday by waiving guard Garrett Temple.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoWade and LeBron
Watch some of the best plays from Dwyane Wade and LeBron James' playing days together with the Miami Heat.
photoSprite Slam Dunk Showdown 2014: New York
Check out all the great action from the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown in New York as part of NBA Nation.
photoIrving Crosses up Dragic
Kyrie Irving goes behind-the-back for a pretty cross-over and layup on Goran Dragic.
photoGameTime: USAB's Strengths and Weaknesses
Steve Smith and Swin Cash talk discuss how the bigs will perform in the medal rounds and what guard will step up to lead.
photoGameTime: Young Timberwolves
Steve Smith and Swin Cash discuss how good the young core in Minnesota can be.