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LeBron James out vs. Bulls

Updated: February 23, 2014, 3:39 PM ET
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MIAMI -- LeBron James was held out by the Miami Heat on Sunday against the Chicago Bulls because of his broken nose, missing a game for only the second time this season.

Coach Erik Spoelstra said the decision, announced less than two hours before tipoff, was "somewhat close.''

Replacing him in the lineup was center Greg Oden, who made his first NBA start since December 2009.

James has been in top form lately, scoring at least 33 points in each of the past four ...

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