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Sunday, June 08, 2014

SAN ANTONIO - For the first three rounds of the playoffs, LeBron James ran roughshod over the competition, barging through defences like child's play and picking up field goals like they were on sale at bargain prices.

So the Miami Heat were shocked when the two-time reigning NBA finals Most Valuable Player was immobilised by leg cramps and unable to even take a step forward late in the fourth quarter of Thursday's finals.

James was still feeling the effects of the leg cramps on Friday, after doctors treated his dehydration and cramping with intravenous drips.

The top-seeded San Antonio Spurs took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series by beating the two-time reigning champion Heat 110-95 on Thursday.

But all the talk on Friday was about the failed air conditioning system, which caused temperatures to soar to more than 30C inside the AT&T Center.

That created huge difficulties for the players.James, has had a career-long problem with staying hydrated in sweltering temperatures.





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