LeBron James to play Saturday in Miami

By Alex Butler  |  Updated March 16, 2016 at 8:37 PM
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MIAMI, March 16 (UPI) -- Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James hasn't won a game in Miami since leaving the Heat after the 2013 season.

This weekend, James will have the opportunity to face his former team again, after ducking out from its last South Florida fling. James sat out the December meeting due to a call made by former head coach David Blatt. Blatt held James out for rest. The Cavaliers lost the game 99-84.

James will sit out Wednesday against the Dallas Mavericks, but is expected to suit up Friday in Orlando and Saturday in Miami, according to multiple reports.

But now the Heat are in a playoff race, spearheaded by a stud rookie, a young center, and wily veterans.

The Cavaliers are the top team in the eastern conference, boasting a 47-19 record.

James is averaging 24.9 points this season, his lowest total since his rookie season. He is also averaging 7.4 rebounds and 6.5 assists.

The Cavaliers were 19-63 the season after James left, while the Heat were 37-45 following James' departure.

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