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Heat to start Haslem in Game 2 vs. Pacers

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Heat to start Haslem in Game 2 vs. Pacers
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 18: Udonis Haslem #40 of the Miami Heat loses control of the ball against the Indiana Pacers during Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 18, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Miami coach Erik Spoelstra is going big in Game 2 at Indiana - starting Udonis Haslem instead of Shane Battier.

The move comes less than 48 hours after the top-seeded Pacers took a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals with a 107-96 win over the two-time defending NBA champs.

The Heat are hoping Haslem's presence will mitigate the size advantage Indiana exploited with David West and Roy Hibbert in Sunday's loss.

But Miami still will not have center Greg Oden, who was signed primarily to contend with Hibbert. Oden remains inactive.

Indiana also made a change Tuesday, activating backup swingman Evan Turner after he recovered from strep throat. Turner was inactive in Game 1. Indiana deactivated little-used rookie forward Solomon Hill.

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