LeBron James has been diagnosed with left knee and lower back strains, injuries that are expected to keep him sidelined for the next two weeks and add to an already rocky time for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs said Thursday that James will be treated with “anti-inflammatories, rehabilitation, training room treatments and rest.” The four-time NBA MVP was examined on Wednesday. James has never missed more than five straight games in his career; if the two-week timetable holds up, his absence could reach 10 games or more. James has missed Cleveland’s past two games, and the Cavs are on a three-game losing streak. “There’s not going to be too much on the court for me right now,” said James, who has the league’s second-best scoring average this season at 25.2 points. – AP
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