Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James will miss tonight's game against the Portland Trail Blazers due to a sprained left wrist and is doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Sacramento Kings. Cavs GM David Griffin revealed the nature of James' injury when speaking to the media in attendance before tonight's game.
James injured his wrist during the third quarter of last night's win over the Detroit Pistons. During the third quarter, James fell hard onto his hands after attempting to block a shot. Although LeBron stood up grabbing his wrist after the play, he stayed in the game and scored 10 points in the fourth quarter. LeBron had an MRI of his wrist at some point today.
Tonight makes the tenth game LeBron has missed this season this injury. To date, the Cavs are 1-8 without James in the lineup and the Cavs are 7-1 since LeBron returned from knee and back strains that kept him out for roughly two weeks.
James was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week yesterday. He is averaging 26.4 points, 7.4 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game so far this season.