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.