Heat Injury News: LeBron James Plays Through Illness

While the Miami Heat were already expecting to be without Dwayne Wade last night against the Phoenix Suns due to a foot injury, an illness had LeBron James listed as a game-time decision. James was able to suit up and help the Heat beat the Sun 97-88 last night.


James played for 41 minutes, scoring 21 points while grabbing seven rebounds. Following the game James said there was never a doubt that he’d be playing against the Suns, but the Heat coaching staff wasn’t quite as convinced as tipoff approached.

Though he finished with an impressive stat line, it wasn’t an easy start to the game for James. He only collected a single rebound while turning the ball over once in the first eight minutes. He then had to leave the court in the middle of the quarter, as he told reporters he “got a little sick.”

The Heat get a short break before their next game, as they travel home to host the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. Miami will likely have James back at full health for the matchup.

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