After suffering a groin injury in the Miami Heat’s loss to the Sacramento Kings Friday, LeBron James will miss his first game of the season against the Portland Trail Blazers Saturday night.
Tonight's #HEATgame inactives vs the Blazers – LeBron James & Greg Oden.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 29, 2013
The Blazers are sporting the NBA’s top record. Following a disappointing (to put it lightly) loss to the Kings, a win against the league’s most winning team would serve as a momentum changer and a spark for fans.
That spark looks dimmer with the loss of James for a game.
James is averaging 25.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game this season.
The Heat and Blazers play at 10 p.m. ET at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.