According to Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James practiced today in Phoenix and is a game-time decision for tomorrows game at the Suns. James has been out since Dec. 28 due to knee and back strains.
#Cavs F LeBron James (knee, back) practiced today and is a game time decision against Suns on Tuesday.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 12, 2015
LeBron James insists he's isn't coming back sooner because #Cavs are struggling. He said the team wouldn't allow him to come back earlier.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 12, 2015
The Cavs are currently in the midst of a five game losing streak and are 1-8 in games without James. For the season, the Cavs are 19-19 and sixth the Eastern Conference standings. Yesterday's loss to Sacramento Kings put the Cavaliers half a game back of the Milwaukee Bucks.
For the season, James is averaging 25.2 points and 7.6 assists in 37.5 minutes per game. James recently also played crossed the 40,000 minute total for his career, making him only the 51st player all-time to do so. He's also the first player to do so before his 30th birthday.
Tip-off for Cavs-Suns is at 9 p.m. the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix.