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LeBron James noticed his first motion of the preseason for the Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday night time after lacking the final three video games with a sprained left ankle.

He was cleary unimpressed together with his debut efficiency.

“Properly, me personally, tonight I used to be off,” James stated following Cleveland’s 108-ninety four loss to the Chicago Bulls at Quicken Loans Area, in line with ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. “I might really feel it.

“It is simply my first motion because the Finals and my timing was a bit off and turnovers I feel simply trickled right down to everyone, so I made everybody’s timing off.”

James performed 25 minutes, scoring 17 factors on eight-of-thirteen capturing whereas grabbing 5 rebounds and dispensing three assists. His most obvious quantity got here within the turnover division, although, dropping the ball on eight events, with seven coming within the first half alone.

Cleveland was additionally outscored by 18 factors with James on the ground.

His ankle flared up after dropping the ball out of bounds on a spin to the basket within the first quarter, but head coach Tyronn Lue stored James within the recreation.

“I am pushing via it proper now,” James stated. “I simply needed to attempt to check my foot, check my ankle to see how I might come out tonight. So, clearly tonight and tomorrow morning it will be a telltale signal of how I got here out tonight. I am nonetheless recent from the sport so it is OK now however you by no means know whenever you get up the subsequent morning the way it can flare up or if it may stiffen on you.

“So, I am going to know extra about it tomorrow however I undoubtedly needed to check it tonight figuring out that at the very least if I examined it tonight I’ve every week till the common season began if I do not play within the recreation on Friday.”

The Cavaliers are zero-four in exhibition play, with their remaining outing coming Friday towards the Orlando Magic. They will then open the common season Tuesday towards Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics at Quicken Loans Area.