LeBron misses practice with flu-like symptoms
CLEVELAND — Cavaliers forward LeBron James did not practice Tuesday because of flu-like symptoms.
James, 30, has played in four games after missing eight straight with a knee and back strain. The Cavs (22-20) have won three in a row and are in the midst of a four-game homestand. They host the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, followed by the Charlotte Hornets on Friday and Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.
James is considered questionable for Wednesday. He is averaging 31.8 points in the four games since returning from injury.
"I like where we’ve been the past few games," James said following Monday’s 108-94 win over the Chicago Bulls. "The last week we’ve played some really, really good basketball. It’s a good feeling for us."
Meanwhile, Cavs guard Iman Shumpert will not play Wednesday. Shumpert has been out with a shoulder injury since arriving from the New York Knicks in a trade two weeks ago. Cavs coach David Blatt has said Shumpert could make his Cavs debut by week’s end. Shumpert played 5-on-5 after practice Tuesday.
Shumpert, 24, averaged 9.3 points and 3.4 rebounds in 26 games with the Knicks this season.