LeBron James has strained elbow but expected to play

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – LeBron James is not likely to miss any of Cleveland's playoff games because of his strained right elbow and bone bruise.

The Cavaliers say LeBron James was re-examined Wednesday night by team doctors, who took more X-rays and an MRI. The tests revealed the strain also a bruised bone near the elbow.

LeBron James will have daily treatments and another MRI next week. The NBA's MVP has been wearing a padded sleeve above his elbow, which has been bothering him for weeks. He said his elbow hardly goes numb.

The Cavs eliminated Chicago in 5 games in the opening round and begin their best-of-7 series against the Boston Celtics on Saturday.

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