Posted Dec 18, 2013 2:14 PM - Updated Dec 18, 2013 7:27 PM
MIAMI (AP) -- 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 night.
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.
|FIBA: Day One Wrap|
Take a look at some of the action from day one in Spain.
|GameTime: Team USA's Debut|
Vince Cellini, Dennis Scott, and Swin Cash break down Team USA's win over Finland and look ahead deeper into the FIBA World Cup.
|GameTime: Sky vs. Fever Game 1 Analysis|
Vince Cellini, Dennis Scott, and Swin Cash analyze the Fever's Game 1 win over the Sky in the WNBA Eastern Conference Finals.
|Postgame: Derrick Rose|
Team USA's Derrick Rose speaks with the media after beating Finland.
|Postgame: Anthony Davis|
Team USA's Anthony Davis speaks with the media after beating Finland.