LeBron James said Saturday there is no way to recreate the conditions that led to his cramping up in Game 1 of the NBA Finals to test his body, but added that he is feeling better for Sunday’s 8 p.m. Game 2 at the AT&T Center as long as the air conditioning works.
“But I’m doing well, doing a lot better. The soreness is starting to get out. I’m feeling better than I did [Friday] and with another day, I should feel much better.”
Ira Winderman, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that coach Erik Spoelstra said he does not anticipate having to monitor or limit James’ minutes Sunday.
LeBron had to be pulled from the game when he started cramping up. It’s believed that the hot temperatures in the AT&T Center led to his muscles tightening. The Spurs went on a 10-4 run without James on the floor to retake the lead. He tried going back in and came up limping after a layup that cut the lead to two. He would sit out the rest of the game.
As long as the air conditioning is working, this should be just a Game 1 storyline. Hopefully, AC-gate is forgotten by the time this series is over. Let’s just get back to some basketball.