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Published Aug. 24, 2005

LeBron James was fitted with a mask to protect his broken left cheek and might play tonight at Charlotte. Coach Paul Silas said "it will be a game-time decision _ (James') decision."

"I feel a lot better, there's still a little pain, but that's nothing," said James, injured by Houston center Dikembe Mutombo's elbow during a game Wednesday. "It was one of the hardest hits I ever took. I've never felt anything like that."