LeBron James plays Thursday in protective mask against the Knicks

LeBron James is playing for the Miami Heat Thursday night in a protective mask for his broken nose, as Miami takes on the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden. Before the game, coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters: 

James suffered the injury last Thursday vs. OKC when Serge Ibaka hit him in the face on a drive in which he dunked before falling and bleeding on the sideline. James had surgery last Friday to repair his nose, and missed Miami's game Sunday vs. Chicago. 

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