MIAMI - The Miami Heat are getting ready for a physical series.
According to coach Erik Spoelstra, the team worked a full contact practice on Monday.
Miami takes on the Indiana Pacers in the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night.
Indiana gave Miami a tough test last season during the Heat's championship run.
Coach Spoelstra is trying to avoid having the Heat come out flat in Game 1, like they did in their series with Chicago.
Miami struggled after a 7-day layoff.
The Heat once again have a week between playoff series.
LeBron James is also ready for the physical play.
He said, "I'm an aggressive player, it doesn't matter who we're playing, my game will not change."
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