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LeBron resting strained calf

Published:Wednesday | April 12, 2017 | 4:00 AM
Lebron James

 

CLEVELAND, United States (AP):

LeBron James will sit out Cleveland's regular-season finale, resting a strained right calf in preparation for the play-offs.

James did not play in Monday's loss at Miami, and General Manager David Griffin confirmed yesterday the three-time NBA champion would also miss tonight's game against Toronto.

The 32-year-old James has not played in the last regular-season game since 2007. He logged 47 minutes in Sunday's overtime loss at Atlanta. James is attempting to reach the finals for the seventh straight time.

 

PRIORITISED HEALTH

 

The Cavaliers have prioritised health and rest over getting the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. The defending champions also sat All-Star guard Kyrie Irving against the Heat. He's been bothered by soreness in his surgically repaired left knee.

Cleveland are also without centre Tristan Thompson, who has a sprained right thumb.