LeBron suffers broken nose, game-time decision for Bulls

LeBron James suffered a broken nose in taking a hit to the face by Serge Ibaka in Thursday's game at Oklahoma City.

Mark D. Smith

LeBron James suffered a broken nose during the Miami Heat’s victory at Oklahoma City on Thursday night, the team announced Friday.

Via press release, the Heat, who did not practice Friday, said James had been re-evaluated in Miami, and his status for Sunday afternoon’s meeting with the Chicago Bulls at AmericanAirlines Arena would be a game-time decision.

James was hurt late in Miami’s 103-81 win against the Thunder. He left the game with 5:50 remaining in the fourth quarter after being hit in the face by defender Serge Ibaka’s hand on a driving basket. The Heat star suffered a bloody nose, and held a towel to his face while being escorted to the locker room. He did not return.

The win gave Miami a 5-1 road trip and moved the Heat within 1 1/2 games of Eastern Conference-leading Indiana.

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