May 7th, 2010
12:18 PM ET

Sports Update: How will Lebron's elbow hold up?

All eyes will be on LeBron James and his elbow during Game 3 tonight.

The NBA’s biggest story these days might be LeBron James’ right elbow, the most examined joint in Cleveland sports history which even has its own Twitter account (@LeBronsElbow). (Watch CNN's Sanjay Gupta talk about the injury.) The Celtics and Cavs play Games 3 and 4 in their Eastern Conference semifinals this weekend, the highlights for a busy weekend in sports (all times Eastern):

-Cavaliers at Celtics (ESPN. 7:00 PM) How will the three days of rest affect LeBron’s health? He’s been diagnosed with a bone bruise and strain in his right elbow and the series outcome will likely come down to how hard he can go with the pain. Game 3 is tonight. The series is tied at 1-1.

-Suns at Spurs (ESPN, 9:30 PM)
Why do the Suns lead the series 2-0? Simple teamwork,” says SI.com’s Ian Thomsen. “The Suns are delivering more production and energy across the board.” Phoenix is 34-9 over the last three months and can take a commanding lead tonight in Game 3 in San Antonio.

-Wigan at Chelsea (Sunday, 11:00 AM, Fox Soccer Channel)
It’s simple for Chelsea: The Blues will lift the Barclays Premier League title if they pick up three points at Stamford Bridge. A draw or loss opens the door for Manchester United, who play Stoke City. Chelsea leads Manchester United by a point with only Sunday’s games remaining in the schedule.

BY THE NUMBERS

.377
batting average for Tigers rookie outfielder Austin Jackson, who leads the American League in hitting.

286
Career wins for Robin Roberts, the Hall of Fame pitcher who led the Phillies to the 1950 pennant. Roberts died on Thursday. He was 83.

4
Goals for Red Wings forward Johan Franzen (along with two assists) in Detroit’s 7-1 win Thursday night over San Jose in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals. San Jose will host Game 5 on Saturday night with an opportunity to advance to the conference finals.

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Toni

    did you guys listen to Dr.Gupta's take on this injury- it was hilarious. The Doc does not know tendon from nerve from ligament. I can't find the blog now may have pulled it.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. oop

    he wikk not go

    May 15, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. oop

    satay in clevelkand

    May 15, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. oop

    sray in clkevelk

    May 15, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. oop

    stay in clev

    May 15, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |