Sick Vogel, sore LeBron both in for Heat-Pacers
LeBron James is dealing with a stiff ankle. Frank Vogel was
slowed after eating spaghetti.
Neither malady was bad enough to keep them from the
Miami-Indiana matchup of Eastern Conference powers Wednesday
James announced about 45 minutes before game time that he will
play for the Heat against the Pacers through a twisted left ankle.
Vogel’s availability to coach Indiana was unknown until about two
hours before the game, when it was determined that a stomach
ailment wouldn’t keep him off the sideline.
James twisted his ankle Monday night in victory over Utah and
said he got treatment nearly around the clock to play against the
Pacers. Vogel said he had spaghetti for dinner Tuesday, though
wasn’t sure if that or a simple virus was what struck him.