LeBron James lost his head(band). That actually worked out quite well.

He then lost his balance, and that created concern with the Indiana Pacers up next for the Miami Heat.

Evoking the same type of headband-less ire that sparked him during Game 6 of last season's NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, James helped the Heat roar back from an eight-point deficit into what turned into 117-94 victory Monday night over the Utah Jazz at AmericanAirlines Arena.

"It got knocked off, and I just kept on going," he said.

But amid that band-less assault in the third quarter that had the Heat outscoring the Jazz by 16 points with James' receding hairline in full view, James lost his balance making a move against guard Brandon Rush and twisted his left ankle.

After re-lacing his LeBrons, James briefly played on, before slamming his hand to the court and checking out with 1:15 left in the third period. He returned with 7:02 left in the fourth.

"I turned my ankle and it will be sore in the morning, I know," he said. "I've been here before. I'm day-to-day and we'll see what happens. I know in the morning it'll be pretty sore."

Asked if he would play Wednesday, he said, "We're gonna see. We're gonna see."

Teammates did not appear overly concerned.

"He does this once a year, and this is his time, usually December," center Chris Bosh said. "Got that out the way."