NBA Basketball

James likely back for Lakers-Rockets

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LeBron James is expected to make his return to the floor when the Los Angeles Lakers host the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.

James has missed 25 of the past 27 games due to a right ankle injury, including Tuesday night's 101-99 overtime against the visiting New York Knicks.

James considered returning for the game against the Knicks but decided Tuesday to take one more day to allow the ankle to heal. He initially hurt it March 20 when he suffered a high-ankle sprain against the Atlanta Hawks.

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