Apr 23, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem (left) runs up court next to forward LeBron James (right) against the Charlotte Bobcats in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron, Wade Say Udonis Haslem Will Start Game 1 vs. Pacers

The Miami Heat are looking to start finishing the Indiana Pacers off int her Eastern Conference Finals series before things even start, and that could happen with lineup changes that choke out the Pacers straight away.

According to LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, a lineup change we can expect to see is Udonis Haslem starting in the frontcourt for Game 1 against Indiana.

Haslem starting is a big deal as he was critical in the Heat’s victory over the Pacers in 2013 and he looks to play a starring role once again. The Pacers are an improved team and their recent struggles don’t mean they can be slept on. That’s clearly in the mind of Erik Spoelstra as he’s treating Indiana as a formidable opponent he’s willing to unleash Haslem on in order to get the head start Miami needs.

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