LeBron, Wade say Haslem with start against Pacers
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Udonis Haslem has been effective against the Pacers in the past.
While Miami Heat big man Udonis Haslem and head coach Erik Spoelstra both kept quiet about it on Friday, Miami stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade told reporters that Haslem would be a starter when the conference finals begin against the Indiana Pacers.
Adjusting the starting lineup has been a Heat hallmark over the last few postseasons, and this change seemed fairly obvious.
In that game, Haslem played 31 minutes and held Hibbert to five points on 2-for-7 shooting, pushing the center out of his comfort zone near the basket.
In last year's seven-game battle with the Pacers, Haslem had a pair of 8-for-9 shooting nights, Miami's Game 3 and Game 5 wins.