SACRAMENTO, Calif. – LeBron James suffered a strained right groin in the Miami Heat's loss to the Sacramento Kings, leaving him unsure whether he will play Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers.
James suffered the injury late in the second quarter of Friday's 108-103 overtime loss to the Kings. Before limping to the shower after the game, James said he would see how he felt Saturday morning in Portland before determining if he will play against the Trail Blazers. James has played in all of the Heat's 29 games this season.
"It's not feeling too well right now," said James, who finished with 33 points, eight rebounds and eight assists against the Kings. "I don't know what happened in the first half. I played the whole second half after I strained my groin.
"We will see how it feels going to Portland tonight for tomorrow. It ain't feeling too good right now."
James is averaging 25.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.5 assists this season. The Heat (22-7) were without three injured key players in Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen and Chris Andersen against the Kings. James scored 14 points and made three 3-pointers in about 24 minutes in the second half and overtime with the injury.
"I do whatever it takes for my team to win," James said. "It would have been a lot worse if I would've sat down. I tried to give my team as much as I could. Tonight was one of those instances where I couldn't give them enough."