Most of the players thought Erik Spoelstra was going to start Udonis Haslem at center, but when the lineup came out the Miami Heat head coach went with Shane Battier. The Pacers dominated Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals and Spoelstra was asked if the move to start Battier was a bad idea.
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