LeBron to sit out against Rockets, resting for playoffs

James kept his schedule secret on Monday, deferring to coach Tyronn Lue, who then divulged that he will rest his superstar against the Rockets

James scores 37, leads Cavaliers past 76ers 95-85
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James goes up for a dunk during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Philadelphia. Cleveland won 95-85. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

CLEVELAND (AP) – LeBron James will sit out Tuesday’s game against Houston to get some extra rest as the Cavaliers begin gearing up for the NBA playoffs.

James kept his schedule secret on Monday, deferring to coach Tyronn Lue, who then divulged that he will rest his superstar against the Rockets.

The Cavs played Saturday, and with no game until Thursday, James will have four consecutive days to relax. The 31-year-old has sat out three previous games this season.

James was named the Eastern Conference player of the week for the 52nd time in his career. He averaged 29 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.8 assists as the Cavs went 3-1 and maintained their lead over Toronto for the best record in the Eastern Conference.

James capped his week with a triple-double – 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists – in a win over New York.

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