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Broderick Turner on the Lakers: LeBron James limped to the Lakers’ bench during the fourth quarter Sunday night in New Orleans after having his right ankle injured when he landed on the foot of a Pelicans defender, his body hitting the court after scoring on a 360-degree layup.
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James stayed down for a few seconds while looking at his ankle, the same one that forced him to miss 26 out of 28 games since March 20.
He played in the final two games since his return, but when James went down with 6 minutes 35 seconds left, Lakers Nation was holding its collective breath.
James stood up while on the sideline, a towel over his shoulder and a smile on his face, perhaps an indication that he was OK. After the game, coach Frank Vogel said James told him that there are no issues.
He had played 27 minutes and produced a stat line of 25 points, six assists and three steals in helping the Lakers win their fifth consecutive game with a 110-98 victory over the Pelicans on…