James lost balance after a foul from Andrew Bogut and he was left with cuts in two places on his head after colliding with a camera being held by a photographer close to the basket.
“I was just trying to regain my composure. I was holding my hurt, it was hurting,” he told reporters after the game. “I was just hoping I wasn’t bleeding, but obviously the camera cut me pretty bad.
“Our medical staff did a great job of stopping the bleeding. I knew I had to shoot the free-throws or I wasn’t going to be able to come back into the game. It didn’t matter what was going through my head at the time. I had to go out and shoot those free-throws so I could continue to play.”
Cavaliers coach David Blatt claims that he has no fears about the injury after James finished the game with 20 points in the 103-82 defeat.
“I hope he’s OK. I don’t think he has any kind of [concussion]. He didn’t have like a serious hit to the head. It was more of a cut, obviously. I’m sure he’s fine, knowing him,” Blatt said in his post-game news conference.
Game five takes place in Oakland on Sunday with the series level at 2-2.