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LeBron James back for Heat

Updated: February 27, 2014, 8:56 PM ET
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LeBron James started Thursday night for the Miami Heat, his first game since suffering a broken nose against the Oklahoma City Thunder last week.

James had been listed as a gametime call for Miami's home game against the New York Knicks.

He wore a mask to protect the nose, which he injured last Thursday when he was struck in the face on a drive to the basket by the Thunder's Serge Ibaka.

"My nose is still very tender, and hopefully the mask is there to protect it if ...

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