Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 1.19.11

LeBron James

James returned from a two-game absence and did his thing. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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Beast of the Night: LeBron James made up for lost time after missing two games with an ankle injury by putting up 34 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two threes. He shot 36.7 percent (11-30) from the field, 91 percent (10-11) from the line and had six turnovers. James is averaging 31.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 6.9 assists, 1.7 steals, 1.6 threes and 4.0 turnovers so far in 2011.

Lines for Discussion:

Mike Bibby: 5-11 FG (46%), 1-2 FT (50%), 4 threes, 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl

Gerald Wallace: 5-14 FG (36%), 3-3 FT (100%), 13 Pts, 16 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk, 1 TO

Stephen Jackson: 5-14 FG (36%), 2-4 FT (50%), 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO

Waiver-Wire Watch:

Joel Anthony, Taj Gibson, Ronnie Brewer

Injuries:

Al Horford (ankle): hurt it last night and left the game early, check his status

Joey Graham (quad): practiced Tuesday, not expected to play tonight

Mo Williams (hip flexor): didn’t practice Tuesday

Tyson Chandler (illness): expected to play tonight

Ben Wallace (ankle): questionable tonight

Marcus Camby (knee): despite negative MRI, will have surgery later this week to repair partial tear in the meniscus in his left knee; timetable for his return not yet known

Rudy Fernandez (knee): game-time decision tonight