LeBron James suffers broken nose, game-time decision vs. Bulls

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

X-ray results revealed LeBron James suffered a broken nose in the Heat's win over the Thunder on Thursday.

LeBron James has been diagnosed with a broken nose and is a game-time decision when the Miami Heat face the Chicago Bullsthe team officially announced.

While driving to the hoop in the fourth quarter on Thursday, James took a hit to the bridge of his nose when Thunder forward Serge Ibaka swiped at the ball but instead made contact with the Heat forward. A foul wasn't called, and James finished the play with a dunk before falling to the floor with blood dripping from his face.

James left the game halfway through the fourth quarter following a 33-point performance and didn't speak to media outlets afterward. The reigning MVP sat in the Heat locker room after the game with a towel over his head.

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The Miami forward is averaging 26.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game this season and has played in 52 of the Heat's 53 games this season.

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