After injuring his ankle left ankle in Monday's win over the Jazz, LeBron James said Wednesday he will play against the Pacers.
James was considered a game-time decision Tuesday. He is averaging 25.3 points per game (the lowest mark since his rookie year) with 6.8 rebounds and 6.3 assists and is shooting a career-best 59.8 percent.
The Heat (18-6) lost to the Pacers, who they trail by two games in the standings, last week in their first meeting of the season.
LeBron James (ankle) did not take part in shootaround. He will be a gametime decision tonight vs. Pacers.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) December 18, 2013
Paul George on LeBron: "In the situation he's in, you've got to be smart about it. There's no significance to this game."
— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) December 18, 2013 https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/413447115222679552