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Ray Allen started in place of slumping Mario Chalmers, a desperate lineup change by coach Erik Spoelstra, but that didn’t work, either. Nothing worked but LeBron James. “Not disappointed in any of my teammates,” James said afterward – even though he hadn’t been asked about any of his teammates. Miami Herald

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"Don't worry, you guys can talk about me as much as you want. I'll be there on Sunday as well. I'm not hiding." Spoelstra was less committal. "Day-to-day. It's too early to tell right now," he said. "We will continue to treat him. He's as diligent as any athlete I've seen. So he will take care of himself, get rest, and do what he needs to do and obviously, we will have full alert on it." USA Today Sports

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"We need to our scorers to be aggressive, and (Wade is) sensing that right now," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. For the second consecutive game, the Heat gave the Pacers a lesson in what is required to win a playoff game. Right now, Indiana can't match Miami's focus for 48 minutes. Miami shot 6-for-16 in the first quarter and trailed 37-22 midway through the second quarter. "It looked like we were stuck in the mud in the first quarter," Spoelstra said. USA Today Sports

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Heat coach Erik Spoelstra’s willingness to accept input from players became a talking point after practice Thursday, two days after LeBron James’ suggestion for Norris Cole to defend Lance Stephenson paid dividends in the fourth quarter of Game 2. “It’s being made a little bit more than it is, but I’ll go along with it,” Spoelstra said. “It happens all the time. It wasn’t as major as people are making it out to be.” Miami Herald

But players said Spoelstra’s openness to their ideas is appreciated. “In certain moments he trusts us to come up with what we feel is best,” Dwyane Wade said. “… We wouldn’t be champions if we didn’t have it. We wouldn’t be the team we are today if we didn’t have the trust from both sides to understand we don’t have all the answers, they don’t have all the answers. We’re figuring it all out together. A lot of it is on the fly at times.” Miami Herald

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