Charting damage by Dikembe
In his last game as a teenager -- James turned 20 Thursday -- he went 0-5 from the floor with three points and five assists in 17 minutes. Despite the minimal output, James has a comfortable lead as the teenager with the most points, rebounds, assists, and steals in NBA history.
Then, James was accidentally elbowed in the face by Mutombo late in the first half. James underwent a CT scan Thursday that revealed a broken left cheekbone. Once the swelling in his face goes down, James will be fitted with a protective mask that he'll have to wear during games until the fracture is fully healed. The Cavaliers don't play again until Monday at Charlotte.
Meanwhile, Dikembe Mutombo's elbows have done a lot of damage over the years. Left in his wake were 25 affected players, five broken noses, 20 stitches. The log:
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