Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NBA Roundup: James Crashes into Fan as Cavs Hold off Thunder

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NBA Roundup: James Crashes into Fan as Cavs Hold off Thunder

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LeBron James crashed into a courtside seat, knocking over and injuring golf star Jason Day's wife during the Cleveland Cavaliers' 104-100 over the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.

Ellie Day was carried from Quicken Loans Arena on a backboard, placed on a stretcher with her head immobilized and taken to Metro Hospital. There was no immediate report on her condition.

James was scrambling for a loose ball in the fourth quarter, when the 6-foot-8 All-Star launched himself into the air, plowing into Ellie Day as she sat in a courtside seat next to her husband.

James said he spoke with Ellie Day while she was being helped by medical personnel during a stoppage in play.

"I squeezed her hand and she said she was OK," he said. …

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