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Vogel vowed to get Hibbert, who only took two shots, more involved in the offensive end during Game 2 on Wednesday night. It was the only large-scale change Indiana would discuss before the game; George, who had a team-high 18 points despite making only four of 17 shots in Game 1, said everything else would be “very subtle adjustments.”

If that’s the case, Ariza may not be feeling any pity for the Pacers afterward, either.

“At this point, I don’t think we’re catching anybody by surprise,” Ariza said. “We played 82 games. We played five playoff games as well, and teams have had a lot of time to scout what we’ve been doing. They’re a good team. They have a good coaching staff over there, so I know they were well-prepared for what we’re doing. We just tried to execute our game plans and play hard every night.”