LeBron James ready for Knicks

Updated: February 26, 2014, 3:13 PM ET
By Michael Wallace | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- LeBron James practiced for the first time Wednesday while wearing a mask designed to protect his broken nose and expects to return for the Heat's game Thursday against the New York Knicks.

James went through the Heat's full workout, including the contact portions of scrimmages, after participating in only noncontact drills in Tuesday's practice. Thursday will be the first game for James since he suffered the broken nose in a Feb. 20 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, when ...

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