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LeBron James Beat Reporter — Plain Dealer

Reporter for the Northeast Ohio Media Group covering LeBron James as an NBA superstar, budding biz mogul, philanthropist, actor, and Akron kid.

LeBron James returned from injury and the Cavaliers won, but the story is far from straight — CLEVELAND, Ohio - At 11:46 of the opening quarter last night, LeBron James stepped in front of a pass thrown by Sacramento's Jason Thompson. James tipped it to himself, raced down the floor and dunked it with two hands - so as not to put any extra stress on his sprained right wrist.

LeBron James' return pretty good (but not great) against Sacramento: Joe Vardon's instant analysis — CLEVELAND, Ohio - LeBron James went from "doubtful" to playing in about 45 minutes Friday night. And from there, well, he did what he usually does. James scored 19 points in 33 minutes and the Cavaliers defeated the Sacramento Kings 101-90 for their season-best ninth win in a row.

LeBron James will play tonight against the Kings — CLEVELAND, Ohio -- LeBron James will start for the Cavaliers tonight against the Sacramento Kings after all. James was listed as "doubtful" because of a sprained right wrist suffered Tuesday night that kept him out of Wednesday's game. Had he not played, it would have been his 11th game this season missed due to injury.

LeBron James remains doubtful for tonight against Sacramento — INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- LeBron James remains doubtful for tonight's home game against the Sacramento Kings because of a sprained right wrist, a Cavaliers spokesman said. If James does not play tonight, it will be his career-high 11th game missed due to injury this season.

15 reasons Kyrie Irving's magical 55 points merely a footnote in NBA history — CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Kyrie Irving's 55-point extravaganza Wednesday night was a career high and the most points ever scored at The Q. And yet, it's little more than a footnote in NBA history. To wit: 1. The most points scored in an NBA game, of course, was Wilt Chamberlain's 100 against the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962.

Vardon: What I'll remember about Kyrie Irving's historic night — CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The defining moment of Kyrie Irving's historic night is obvious. Tie game. Six-point-four seconds remaining. Twenty-thousand delirious Cavaliers fans, already well aware they're witnessing history and yet a little shocked their team had a chance to beat the Portland Trail Blazers without LeBron James. Bang. Three pointer.

LeBron James' latest injury 'isn't anything long term,' and he loved watching Kyrie Irving drop 55 — CLEVELAND, Ohio - LeBron James missed his career-high 10 th game due to injury last night when a sprained right wrist suffered Tuesday forced him out of the Cavaliers' thrilling 99-94 win over Portland. James is currently listed as "doubtful" for the Cavaliers' next game - Friday at home against Sacramento - after an X-ray and MRI revealed the injury yesterday.

LeBron James out tonight with sprained right wrist, doubtful for Friday — CLEVELAND, Ohio -- LeBron James will not play tonight against Portland because of a sprained right wrist and is doubtful for Friday's game against Sacramento, Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said. James suffered the injury in Tuesday night's 103-95 win over Detroit, when he fell on both hands after attempting to block a shot near the end of the third quarter.

LeBron James game-time decision for tonight against Portland — CLEVELAND, Ohio -- LeBron James is apparently a "game-time decision" for tonight's game against the Portland Trailblazers because of the effects of a hard fall he took Tuesday night against Detroit. Near the end of the third quarter, James was airborne trying to block a shot when he fell on both hands.

LeBron James: Kyrie Irving is "turning into a leader in his own right" — AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The game clock read 1:05 in the fourth quarter last night when Kyrie Irving's sixth three-pointer splashed through the net. The shot gave the Cavaliers a 10-point lead over the Detroit Pistons, sent about half of the 18,178 at The Palace toward the exits, and drew one of those specialized handshakes from LeBron James followed by a hug and what looked like some choice words of encouragement.
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Feb 01, 2015

Obama: "I'm still a basketball guy, but I love football."

Feb 01, 2015

Oh come on POTUS! With no more elections, you can pick a side. #SuperBowl

Feb 01, 2015

Super Bowl pregame, 4 hrs early. One of my favorite pastimes

Feb 01, 2015

RT @treed1919: Got 7 of my 8 HOF picks right. Missed on Will Shields, who's very deserving. Happy to Charles Haley finally get in. Dude's got 5 SB rings.

Jan 31, 2015

Opponent aside, it's a nice #Cavs win given the 4th game in 5 nights.

Jan 31, 2015

If anyone just read Timo's lips there, you're laughing with me #Cavs

Jan 31, 2015

LeBron's grip definitely not as good, to be expected with the sore wrist

Jan 31, 2015

RT @ChrisBHaynes: Through the frustration, Kevin Love has remained professional and tonight he'll show Minnesota he's added to his game…

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