Reporting Tim Kephart
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MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – The Miami Heat’s walking wounded added another member of the Big Three Wednesday night.
LeBron James sprained his left ankle in the third quarter of the Heat’s 118-83 victory over the Indiana Pacers Wednesday night.
After the game, LeBron didn’t seem to be too worried about his tweaked ankle.
“It feels okay,” LeBron said. “But it’s always about the next day. It may swell a little bit on the plane, but we’ll see how it feels.”
LeBron’s chief running mate, Dwyane Wade, missed the blowout victory due to a left foot contusion. Wade has been hampered by the injury for most of the past week.
The Heat didn’t seem to miss Wade at all against the Pacers. James took the game over and poured in 33 points with 13 assists and eight rebounds.
Best of all for Heat fans, LeBron this season looks like he’s having fun and enjoying himself much more than last season.
It’s paying off for James and for the Heat. The team is 6-1 to start the season and head to Atlanta Thursday night to avenge the team’s only loss.
LeBron is averaging 29.9 points per game and is shooting nearly 60 percent from the field and almost 80 percent from the free throw line.
Officially, James and Wade are listed as questionable for Thursday night’s game.