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Pacers trying to adapt to Miami's new look in time to even Eastern Conference finals

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    Miami Heat's LeBron James, right, and Dwyane Wade laugh on the bench during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball finals against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 26, 2013. The Heat won 114-96. James scored 22 points and Wade had 18. (AP Photo/Nam H. Huh)The Associated Press

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    Indiana Pacers' David West, top, puts up a shot against Miami Heat's Chris Andersen during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball finals in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)The Associated Press

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    Indiana Pacers' George Hill (3) is defended by Miami Heat's LeBron James during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball finals in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)The Associated Press

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    Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson, center, puts up a shot between Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) and Chris Bosh during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball finals in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam H. Huh)The Associated Press

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    Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) shoots against Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert (55) during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball finals in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)The Associated Press

Indiana is trying to adapt to the Miami Heat's new wrinkle — using LeBron James in the post.

Coach Frank Vogel says they just need to just improve the execution.

Less than 24 hours after the Pacers lost their first home playoff game and fell into a 2-1 series deficit, Vogel walked into practice and told reporters that the Pacers need to do a better job on the ball, be more active on help defense and double-team the league's four-time MVP when he does try to run the offense from the inside.

It is a change from Vogel's usual man-to-man style, but if the Pacers are going to stick around in the Eastern Conference finals, they can't fool around with James. They have to win Tuesday night in Indy.