LeBron James out for Cavs-Thunder game with sore knee

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If you were looking forward to seeing the last two NBA MVPs square off in the first game of tonight’s TNT doubleheader, you’re out of luck. Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt says LeBron James is out for the game in Oklahoma City with a sore knee.

This is disappointing news. Now that Kevin Durant is back from his foot injury, his matchup with LeBron was one of the most exciting on the upcoming NBA schedule. But it looks like we’ll have to wait until January 25 for them to play again.

Matthew Dellavedova will start in the backcourt alongside Kyrie Irving, with Shawn Marion moving from shooting guard to small forward.