Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
Miami Heat forward LeBron James sat out the last nine minutes of Wednesday's win against the Boston Celtics with cramping issues. Will he be ready to go for Friday's game against the New York Knicks?
"I'll be all right," James said of what started with cramps in his right hamstring and ended with cramps in his left leg. "It just happened. It's not an all-the-time thing. So I'm not too worried about it.
Before he had to sit down for the rest of the game, James had recorded 26 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals. James dealt with cramping issues in the playoffs last season in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but played in Game 5 with no ill-effects.
The Heat's next game is scheduled for Friday against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden with tip off scheduled for 8 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN. After that road game, the Heat play their next three games at home before a six-game road trip. The homestand begins with the Denver Nuggets at 7:30 on Saturday, followed by the Phoenix Suns at 7:30 p.m. on Monday and finishing with a 7:30 game on Nov. 7 against the Brooklyn Nets.