For one game, you survive by Heat coach Erik Spoelstra shouting this to LeBron James in your huddle:

"You can flat out not get tired — period!''

For one series, you can survive by Dwyane Wade looking over at James and thinking this during the fourth quarter:

"We had to turn on the switch and become the one-two — or two-one — option.''

For one side of the NBA bracket, the Heat probably can ignore the unignorable hole in their lineup as they did Sunday in beating a rugged Indiana in Game 1 of their best-of-7 Eastern Conference semifinal series, 95-86.