JAMES DAY TO DAY WITH GROIN STRAIN

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Lak­ers su­per­star LeBron James will be day to day with a groin strain sus­tained dur­ing the third quar­ter of Tues­day’s game against the Golden State War­riors, sources fa­mil­iar with the ex­am­i­na­tion said Wed­nes­day.

On Wed­nes­day morn­ing, James had an MRI exam that of­fered no sur­prises, the sources said. An ini­tial ex­am­i­na­tion on Tues­day night re­vealed that his mus­cles were in­tact and the strain seemed mi­nor.

“Dodged a bul­let! Sheesh!” James said Wed­nes­day on Twit­ter. He added the hash­tag: #back­in­no­time.

Still, groin in­juries can linger if they are not given the proper time to heal, so the rarely in­jured 14-time All-Star is likely to miss at least Thurs­day’s game against the Sacra­mento Kings. As of Wed­nes­day morn­ing, no of­fi­cial word had been given on his sta­tus for that game and it was un­clear whether he would travel to Sacra­mento.

NO­TABLE

Christ­mas rat­ings: The NBA had its most­watched Christ­mas sched­ule since 2011 – the sea­son opener that year after a lock­out – with 10.2 mil­lion view­ers tun­ing in for the Lak­ers’ vic­tory over Golden State.

ESPN says Wed­nes­day that the au­di­ence for that game, the first match­ing the de­fend­ing cham­pion War­riors and LeBron James since he moved to Los An­ge­les, was its fifth­largest for one on Christ­mas.

The five games Tues­day av­er­aged 5.8 mil­lion view­ers, an in­crease of 14 per­cent from last year.

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