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LeBron James leaves game with strained left groin

2 years 3 weeks 2 days ago Tuesday, December 25 2018 Dec 25, 2018 December 25, 2018 8:07 PM December 25, 2018 in Sports - AP - National

By JANIE McCAULEY
AP Sports Writer

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - LeBron James left Tuesday's game against Golden State midway through the third quarter with a strained left groin and was listed as questionable to return.

The Lakers star grabbed at his left groin after slipping under the Warriors basket at the 7:51 mark of the third trying for a loose ball.

Members of the training staff came out and James tried to stretch it out, awkwardly walked toward the Lakers bench trying to loosen up before leaving on his own though gingerly out the tunnel for the locker room.

James, playing his second straight Christmas game against the Warriors at Oracle Arena after losing last year's matchup with Cleveland, had 17 points, 13 rebounds and five assists before exiting.

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