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NBA Playoffs: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers Preview And Prediction

NBA Playoffs: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers Preview And Prediction

Cleveland has dealt with a lot of turmoil this season with almost a full team roster transition to accompany LeBron James and Kevin Love. But the 2017-18 campaign has been weird from nearly the moment last year's NBA Finals wrapped up.

Lue agrees with the four-time MVP, and credits the Pacers head coach for getting them to where they are now. Jose Calderon, the first free agent Cleveland signed over the summer, has persisted through the whole turnstile.

At last count, they led the National Basketball Association in comeback wins. Over the course of the National Basketball Association season, they've dealt with chemistry issues, a reboot of their roster, and injury concerns.

Cleveland is favored by about a touchdown, which might be a flawless position to take the points even if the Cavs will win outright.

The Cavaliers, 50-32, finished fourth in the East. After suffering awful losses to Houston at home and the Magic in Orlando, it was clear something had to give - and it did.

They were 10-1 in games decided by three points or less. The easiest way to play your first time in the playoffs is just playing hard.

Let's see. They traded Kyrie Irving for a boatload of players and picks, including two-time All-Star Isaiah Thomas. That includes Hood, who played in his first playoffs last spring for the Utah Jazz and saw his numbers take a significant decline from the regular season. "That is what we are trying to do. we are not trying to go and make it close, make it fun, we are trying to win".

Tuesday marked the final game of the regular season for the Indiana Pacers who wound up with the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference. "LeBron being the best player in the world and being able to lead by example I think those two guys early on since they're starting a game they can really set the tone for our new guys that's coming in so that's what gives me the confidence going into the playoffs". Game 6 shifts back to IN on April 27. Eastern Conference and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Central.




They won 21 road games.

Game one starts at 3:30 p.m.in Cleveland.

Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson speaks April 12, 2018, with the news media at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Tom Van Arsdale (929) is the record-holder for most regular-season games without seeing postseason play, followed by Otto Moore (682), Nate Williams (642), Sebastian Telfair (564), then Casspi and Cousins.

For as unfortunate as a coincidence as this may seem, Gilbert's off-handed, throw-away one liner that could come back to bite him ranks about 38th on the Cavs' list of insane this season.

Can James, Love gain enough chemistry with the newcomers for the postseason?

NY blew out Cleveland in the season finale 110-98, but James and many other starters played limited minutes and Love was not in the game. LeBron James is averaging 27.5 points and 9.1 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17.6 points and 9.3 rebounds. "Oladipo (has) had an fantastic year".

Lue, well, he was so sick all season that he figures there's more than 20 games he shouldn't have coached. The Boston Celtics, who were once the heavy favorites, are now at +2000.


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