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Where: Game 2 – Eastern Conference Finals – Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis.
When: Wednesday May 21, 01:30 BST
After their horror show in Game 1, the Miami Heat will need to bounce back on Tuesday night in order to level the series against the Indiana Pacers.
Miami struggled on both ends of the court on Sunday going 6-of-23 from beyond the arc and allowing Indiana to shoot 51.5 percent from the field.
As a result, coach Erik Spoelstra will need to make adjustments and that could start with Udonis Haslem coming in for Shane Battier to give the visitors some more presence inside the paint to compete with the likes of Roy Hibbert and David West.
LeBron James has already insisted that he will do more and be more aggressiveness in order to lead his team, and that will likely involve attacking the basket more and getting to the free throw line.
While the home team tends to dominate in this rivalry, the Heat haven’t lost back-to-back playoff games since the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics.
As a result, expect a reaction from the two-time defending champions, and even though the Pacers know that James is coming to play, they will likely struggle with the increased intensity and energy from Miami.
In contrast, Miami will need to do a better job on the boards as well as shutting out the paint with West and Hibbert taking a number of high percentage shots to ensure that their rivals had little chance of winning the last encounter.
An early blitz left Miami trailing throughout, and so they will be eyeing a quicker start in what promises to be a tense and highly entertaining clash between two Eastern Conference giants.