NBA: LeBron has strained elbow but expected to play
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James is not expected to miss any of Cleveland's playoff games because of his strained right elbow and bone bruise.
The Cavaliers say James was re-examined Wednesday night by team doctors, who took more X-rays and an MRI. The tests revealed the strain and a bruised bone near the elbow.
James will have daily treatments and another MRI next week. The NBA's MVP has been wearing a padded sleeve over his elbow, which has been bothering him for weeks. He said his elbow occasionally goes numb.
The Cavs eliminated Chicago in five games in the opening round and begin their best-of-seven series against the Boston Celtics on Saturday.