Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James tweaked his right knee in the second half of the 123-108 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday.
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James fouled Dewayne Dedmon while trying to block his shot early in the third quarter of the game, but landed awkwardly on the floor as he got his right leg caught underneath him.
While the incident did look painful, the two-time NBA champion received treatment and was able to continue to play as he finished with 21 points, 13 assists, eight rebounds and three steals.
However, he is expected to receive further treatment on Monday ahead of a return to Miami to face his former team, the Heat.
“It was a scary moment for myself, obviously,” James said, ESPN reports.
“I couldn’t get my foot from up underneath me, and I was able to play through it. Obviously I’ll see how I feel tomorrow and go from there. But I haven’t [had] one of those falls, I don’t know if ever, but in a pretty long time.”
The Cavs will certainly want to avoid their star man suffering any injuries at this stage of the season as they continue to surge having won four straight and six of their last seven games to move to 43-25 for the season which is good enough for second spot in the Eastern Conference.
Meanwhile, James was also left annoyed on Sunday night after a fan poked the ball out of his hands as he successfully kept the ball in bounds and was set to release the early pass to start the fast break in the fourth quarter.
While that meant little in the end, the biggest story of the night is whether or not that knee strain could trouble James moving forward with an important stretch coming up.