How the Pacers can level the Eastern Conference finals is revealed.
Former NBA coach P.J. Carlesimo believes the Indiana Pacers need to tighten up their defence in the paint or risk being blown away by Miami in the Eastern Conference finals.
On the back of a spectacular triple-double by LeBron James, the Heat earned the first win of the series, and Carlesimo said warning bells should be sounding in the Pacers camp.
Going into the series Indiana centre Roy Hibbert shaped as a potential game-changer for the underdog Pacers side.
The 7 foot 2 inch centerpiece has the ability to deter even the best slashing sides, such as Miami, from venturing into the key to try and get to the rim.
However, Hibbert was a noticeable absentee as James won the game for Miami off the back of a simple lay-up as time ran out in overtime.
Miami guard Mario Chalmers (bruised left shoulder) said he expects to play in game two of the Eastern Conference finals after suffering the injury when he ran into Pacers forward David West in the second half of game one.