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The noise inside the arena Tuesday made it difficult for James to communicate with head coach Mike Brown, who initially was confused why James shot the ball left-handed. Although the arm could go numb again in the series against Boston, Brown said he will not address with his star how James handled the final few seconds of Tuesday's game.
"It happened. We move onto the next play," Brown said. "I can get into a whole bunch of hypotheticals. If we come across a situation, we'll deal with it, make the best of it and move on."
James will have daily treatments and another MRI exam next week. The NBA's MVP has been wearing a protective sleeve on his right arm, but it will not require surgery to repair.
"You don't want LeBron ... hurt at this point in the season," Brown said. "You don't have much time for recovery. We're concerned about anybody being hurt at this time of year. Hopefully everybody can stay healthy throughout the rest of this run."
The elbow affected James' ability to shoot jumpers on Tuesday, when the Cavaliers eliminated Chicago. He took just three shots in the first half and attempted two 3-pointers in the game. He hasn't shot much with his right hand the last couple of days.
"If I am limited during the game, then I'll be smart about it," James said. "That's what I was able to do in Game 5. I was very limited in shooting long-range shots, so I started going to the hole in the fourth quarter.
"I'll be ready."
AP Sports Writer Jimmy Golen contributed to this story from Waltham, Mass.
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