Lebron James to play tonight against the Nets

Lebron James was cleared by the medical staff and will play tonight when the Cleveland Cavaliers host the New Jersey Nets.

Lebron James was bothered by back spasms for weeks which became more severe during the second half of home losses to Chicago and Orlando.

Lebron didn’t practice for two days to rest his ailing back.

It was reported earlier today that Lebron might rest tonight and coach Mike Brown wanted to make sure the superstar is healthy for the playoffs.

”we have to be cautious,” Brown said. ”We want him healthy in the playoffs, and that is the biggest thing. Yes, we want the fourth seed, but to get it and have an unhealthy LeBron throughout the playoff run wouldn’t do us any good.”

Last week, Mike Brown held Ben Wallace out of two games when he was cleared to play because he felt extra rest was needed for Ben’s back.

But this morning following the shootaround, coach Mike Brown said James will play.

”It is a Catch-22,” said teammate Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who took off two weeks to deal with his own back problems last month. ”You want him to get healthy, but at the same time, we need that No. 4 seed, and we have to develop a chemistry for the playoffs.”