Late in the second quarter of Game 2 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics, LeBron James took a blow to the jaw and promptly left the game. It was an inadvertent blow from Jaylen Brown on the baseline as James was passing to a teammate.
Here’s a look at the play that sent James off the court and back into the locker room.
LeBron James goes to the locker room after taking an accidental shot from Jayson Tatum pic.twitter.com/Tyv7w45mD3
— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD2_) May 16, 2018
James did look a bit off kilter as he walked slowly into the tunnel, but in the end it was a neck strain, rather than a concussion.
— Josue (@Joe_Sway) May 16, 2018
Prior to this injury, James was on fire. He dropped 21 points in the first quarter and had 24 points total.