LeBron James scored 22 points in 26 minutes on Tuesday night, but the fact that he only played 26 minutes is a bad thing for Heat fans.
The decision-maker left in the third quarter of Miami's 96-85 win over CSKA Moscow after reaching for his right hamstring with 3:51 left in the third quarter. James limped off the floor and down the tunnel toward the Miami locker room, but explained afterwards that everything was fine.
"I'm fine," James told The Associated Press. "I can be ready the next game if I needed to play."
Miami is still without Dwyane Wade, who is still recovering from a strained right hamstring suffered in the preseason opener on Oct. 5. Chris Bosh, the third member of Miami's Big Three, added 17 points and eight rebounds.
James will travel with the Heat to New Orleans but is not expected to play Wednesday.