LeBron James injury update: Cavs star to miss showdown with Durant's Thunder

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No LeBron vs. KD Thursday night: King James is sitting out the Cavaliers-Thunder game with a sore left knee.

The Cavs announced prior to the game that James would sit. It is his first DNP of the season after 20 consecutive games.

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"After the last game (Tuesday vs. the Raptors), he felt some soreness in the back of his knee," coach David Blatt said,

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according to The Associated Press. "Nothing major. He got up this morning and didn't feel particularly good, so we decided to hold him out."

James is averaging 38 minutes a game, second-highest in the NBA.

"We're monitoring it, and I really don't believe we have any kind of serious situation on our hands, just some soreness and we're being cautious," Blatt said, per the AP.

James averaged 24.9 points during Cleveland's current eight-game winning streak.

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