Cavs’ James expects to play vs. Mavs

LeBron James and the Cavaliers visit the Mavericks on Saturday.

LeBron James turned his ankle in Thursday’s 117-113 loss to the Houston Rockets but plans to keep chugging along.

James and the Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday. James was bothered by a sore ankle for most of training camp and the preseason. He has planned on receiving treatment overnight after scoring 33 points against the Rockets.

“It’s been the story of the early season for me, kind of turning my ankles,” James told reporters. “Just lace them up tighter and get back out there.”

The Cavs (5-7) have three games remaining on a four-game trip that will take them to Dallas, New York and Charlotte.

James leads the Cavs in scoring (28.9), assists (9.1), steals (1.5) and blocks (1.2).