It was an eventful first game back on Wednesday night for Lakers star LeBron James following his one-game suspension for elbowing Detroit's Isaiah Stewart in the face on Sunday. James scored a season-high 39 points to lead Los Angeles to an overtime win over the Pacers, and afterwards spoke about his suspension publicly for the first time, calling his elbow of Stewart accidental.
“His elbow got kinda high, got me off balance a little bit," James said. "His elbow lifted my arm here, and I basically tried to swing down on his arm. When I swinged down on his arm, he got off balance and the left side of my hand grazed his face.