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LeBron James to play with a mask against Knicks

Posted on 26/02/2014 in NBA

LeBron James plans to return to action against the New York Knicks on Thursday (February 27th).

The NBA's MVP has been on the sidelines with a broken nose and his training has been limited while avoiding contact drills. He missed Monday's win over the Chicago Bulls, but with the aid of a protective mask, he wants to take on the Knicks.

"Every day is better," he said. "I haven't been hit on it either. That definitely helps."

Miami improved to 2-0 without James against Chicago, but the forward admits that he didn't like watching from the side of the court, having only missed a handful of matches in his entire NBA career.

"It was terrible," he said. "I was happy we got the win, but I hate sitting out."

Will LeBron still be MVP quality from behind a mask? Can Miami catch Indiana at the top of the Eastern Conference? Will the Knicks make it physical against the Heat?

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