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Spoelstra: LeBron 'feels better,' hasn't mentioned problems

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

LeBron James 'feels better' Sunday morning.  (USATSI)
LeBron James 'feels better' Sunday morning. (USATSI)

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At a brief shootaround session Sunday before Game 2 of the NBA Finals, coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters that LeBron James "feels better," and hasn't said anything about any lingering effects of dehydration after cramps forced him out of the fourth quarter of Game 1.

"He feels better, we'll find out tonight," Spoelstra said, adding that how he feels in shootaround has no effect on how he'll feel during the game. "We'll try to manage (any issues that come up) and go from there."

James doesn't speak to reporters at shootaround, only pre-game in the Heat locker room on gamedays.

James missed the final five minutes of Game 1 after cramping up due to dehydration when the air conditioning systems at AT&T Center failed. The Spurs issued a statement Saturday that the system had been fixed and they did no expect any lingering issues.

Spurs guard Tony Parker said he felt no further effects from the heat of Game 1.

Spoelstra said that any minutes adjustment to James would be made within the game and was not planning for either the same number of minutes as James usually plays in such games, or any changes.

 
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