Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Heat announce LeBron James suffered broken nose, will be a gametime decision Sunday

Heat Mavericks

The Miami Heat’s LeBron James in the second period against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Miami won, 117-106. (Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)

MCT via Getty Images

LeBron James was dominant in leading the Heat to a blowout win over the Thunder on Thursday, but the victory didn’t come without cost.

James took a shot to the face from Serge Ibaka on a play late in the game where he ended up dunking the ball anyway, but it bloodied him and he was forced to leave the game. He was woozy afterward and did not speak to reporters, but passed all concussion tests.

The team announced on Friday, however, that James suffered a broken nose, and will be a gametime decision for Miami’s next game, which is a nationally televised contest Sunday at home against the Bulls.

LeBron has missed only one game all season, and the Heat won anyway thanks to a three at the buzzer from Chris Bosh.