- Chris Broussard, NBA analyst
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LeBron James injured the ring finger on his left hand during Miami's 105-90 loss at Indiana on Monday, according to league sources.
The severity of the injury is not known at this point, but sources indicated the finger might be dislocated. The Heat did not practice Tuesday and had no comment on James' injury.
The injury, which is to James' non-shooting hand, occurred in the first half and did not force James to leave the game. Instead, after having it taped by a Heat trainer, he went on to play 41 minutes, scoring 24 points with nine rebounds while making 9 of 21 shots. He then iced his finger after the game.
James already was playing through soreness in his right elbow. He is shooting a career-high 53 percent from the field this season, but has made just 40 percent of his shots over the past five games.
The Heat host the defending champion Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.
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