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LeBron practices, will play Saturday vs. Celtics

Posted by Gary Washburn Globe Staff  April 30, 2010 04:13 PM

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CLEVELAND -- LeBron James was shooting 3-pointers and free throws with his right hand and looked comfortable during a non-contact Cavaliers workout today at the Cleveland Clinic Courts. Coach Mike Brown said his superstar forward will play Saturday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Boston.

James, who was diagnosed with a bone bruise and strain of the right elbow, opted to shoot a free throw left handed in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first-round series against Chicago because of lingering pain in his right arm.

"We didn't have contact, so (LeBron's session) was good, and he went through everything," Brown said.

James did not speak with reporters but during his final session, he was participating in a 3-point shooting drill with teammate Delonte West and didn't appear to favor his right arm.

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