LeBron James returned to the court at halftime of Sunday’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat.
James had been out since tearing his ACL in January and was in a walking boot Monday, but the Cavaliers’ No. 3 scorer had a big role in their 110-98 victory.
“It was great.
That was my first game back since I was injured,” James said.
“I felt like I was back.”
James averaged 28.8 points and 13.2 rebounds in 36 games for the Cavaliers last season, after missing 16 of them with knee injuries.
“He was my guy, my guy all the time,” Heat forward James Johnson said.
The game was James’ first time wearing No. 7, his last time wearing it for Cleveland.
He had been a regular starter for the Heat, averaging 23.6 points, 11.2 assists and 3.2 steals.
James was in uniform for only his second start, and his first as a starter, on Jan. 9, 2016, against the Boston Celtics.
James has played in all 82 regular-season games this season, but had never before played in an NBA game.
He missed five games last season with a sprained left ankle.