Sunday , Jan , 18 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

LeBron James injures ankle in win at Utah

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – Cleveland Cavaliers rookie superstar
LeBron James left Saturday’s 102-96 overtime win at Utah with a sprained right

James scored 29 points and grabbed seven rebounds, but came down awkwardly on
his right foot after going up for a layup late in the fourth quarter. After a
brief delay, he was helped off the court — without putting any weight on his
right foot — with 12.1 seconds left in regulation and the Cavaliers down

“I came down and landed on someone’s foot,” said James after the game. “For
me, it’s a day-to-day injury. I’m looking forward to playing on Tuesday.”

James left the Delta Center on crutches with the ankle heavily taped.

Ira Newble made 1-of-2 free throws to send the game into extra time. Carlos
Boozer scored 21 of his career-high 32 points in the fourth quarter and
overtime to power the Cavaliers. Boozer also grabbed 18 rebounds in the win.