NBA Playoffs: Breaking down the Cavs-Pacers series

Aubrey Yates
April 16, 2018

The Indiana Pacers look to make an early statement in this series after being one of the bigger surprises in the season already.

Although the Cavs have had more makeovers this year than any leading lady in Hollywood, the Pacers took three of four during the regular season. We'll look at IN going up against Cleveland IN this piece IN a matchup which ended 3-1 IN favor of the Pacers IN the regular season. The Cavaliers ranked 12th in pace this season.

The litany of trials and tribulations, scandals and scoundrels, injuries and illnesses to befall this team made this the, well, craziest of seasons anyone on the Cavs can remember.

Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue will use a 10-man rotation against IN and has already named Green as a starter and Calderon as a must play off the bench. Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers are led by a new star now that Paul George is gone.

For it's been a season of stranger things, and none has sunk them yet.

"We couldn't score and obviously you need to". The Pacers might not be that flashy but they play pretty consistent basketball.

The Pacers defeated the Cavaliers, 98-80, and Stephenson picked up just where he left off from the infamous Pacers-Heat series in 2014. I'm not friends with them either when I play them. All that remains from that trade with Boston is rookie Ante Zizic and Brooklyn's first-round pick.

The Pacers won the regular-season series 3-1. If you don't have a participating ISP for the ABC games, or don't have cable for the ESPN games, you can use your Hulu, DirecTV Now or Sling TV credentials to sign in. Went to the tropics. "I'm excited. I appreciate being able to take some time off to get back on track."9".

Wade is literally one of James' best friends. They haven't been the same since the summer trade of Kyrie Irving, plus the rest of the East is better.

There was a team meeting that destroyed the team.

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The game had plenty of words exchanged between the two. They went 11-10 without him.

It is a high-risk, high-reward strategy; according to The Athletic, Oladipo has turned the ball over more than 40 percent of the time this season when facing a trap. He finally stepped away March 19 and missed 10 games. Cavs are sixth in the league in shooting them.

JR Smith chucked a bowl of soup at an assistant coach and rediscovered his shooting stroke when he met a therapy dog in Charlotte. All I can say, don't count out these underdogs. "I've just tried to keep everything above sea level".

Lue has a lot of decisions to make in regards to his rotation, but plans to go with LeBron James, Kevin Love, Jeff Green and George Hill as his starters. "They were getting to the foul line and scoring in the paint", Love said. "We can nearly like all leave after that sentence". James had 24 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Pacers will snap LeBron James's streak of 21 straight first-round playoff wins. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won eight of their last nine home games.

"They're always going to be tough to beat anytime LeBron is on the court", Washington coach Scott Brooks said.

It's time for the NBA Playoffs and the Cleveland Cavaliers are primed for another run towards an appearance in the NBA Finals, but this year may be more challenging than ever before. The easiest way to play your first time in the playoffs is just playing hard.

Actually, since the Cavs made all those trades on February 8, acquiring Clarkson, Nance, Hood and Hill, they've yet to play a game with all players available.

Here's how to watch Cavaliers vs. Pacers Game 1 online. This team doesn't know each other. But can he help his Cavaliers push on to the finals once more? The Cavs still feature the best player on the floor in the series, but they don't feature the same type of team that the Pacers do. "It's a good matchup and we look forward to the challenge". Their two offense-only subs - Jose Calderon and Kyle Korver - were a combined 0-of-6. Never mind that for now.

James hasn't lost a single game in the first round for six years and is a flawless 12-0 since returning to Cleveland in 2014. "This is a totally new team and we are a new team". I expect the Cavs to win. With no expectations, no publicity, and no chance to win. "That's all you can ask for".

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