David Blatt on LeBron James’ Sore Knee: ‘Nothing Major’

by December 12, 2014
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LeBron James sat out Thursday night’s matchup with the OKC Thunder due to a sore left knee, but his coach says there’s nothing to be concerned about.

David Blatt gave LeBron the night off, as the Cavs went down 103-94 to the Thunder.

James looked strong in his last game, dropping 35 points on the visiting Toronto Raptors.

Per the NOMG:

“I really don’t believe we have any kind of serious situation on our hands, just some soreness,” Blatt said, prior to Cleveland’s 103-94 loss to the Thunder.

 

The last game James played – Tuesday night’s 105-101 win over Toronto – was his best scoring game in weeks. He poured in 35 points, including a dagger three-pointer late that tied a franchise record for career three-pointers with Mark Price at 802. […] But Blatt said after that game James “felt some soreness in the back of his knee,” a soreness the coach said was “nothing major.” James is listed as “questionable” for the Cavaliers’ game Friday in New Orleans.

 

“It is my concern in as far as I understand the desire of the people to see one of the great players in history,” James said of the canceled James-Kevin Durant showdown. “It’s no desire on our part to disappoint them, it’s just the reality of the NBA season.”