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As Charlotte wonders about Al Jefferson, Miami says it seeks improvement in Game 2 of series

LeBron James says Game 1 of a series is a feeling-out game, and Game 2 is where improvement happens.

That's what he expects from the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.

Miami took the opener of an Eastern Conference first-round series from Charlotte on Sunday, a game where the Bobcats saw Al Jefferson limp around for the final three quarters because of an ailing left foot.

Jefferson's availability remains in question, although he insists he'll play. In any case, the Heat say they're more worried about their own game.

Heat point guard Mario Chalmers missed practice Tuesday with a bruised shin, an injury from Game 1.