NBA Playoffs First Round Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers:Preview and Prediction

NBA Playoffs First Round Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers:Preview and Prediction

NBA Playoffs First Round Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers:Preview and Prediction

Turns out, there was something new.

The defending Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers open the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Indiana Pacers this afternoon at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Indiana Pacers now know their first round opponent in the NBA Playoffs and it will be none other than LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. "He's a very coachable kid", McMillan said. James' first-round, Game 1 winning streak was snapped at 21.

Cleveland will host IN for Game 2 of their best-of-seven series on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET on TNT. "I was down 3-1 in the Finals".

"I'm down 0-1 in the first round, I was down 3-1 in a finals so I'm the last guy to ask about how we are going to feel the next couple of days".

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She went to Humboldt Public School with one of the deceased in the crash, team statistician Brody Hinz, 18. He says his kids were touched by the tragedy in Canada . "Let's show them we got this".

Love was fouled on the play and missed the ensuing free throw, but the Cavs trailed by just eight heading into the fourth. Now, the fun part starts as the Cavaliers tip off the postseason with Game 1 of their First Round matchup against IN on Sunday afternoon at The Q.

They calmly walked off, business as usual.

"That's what we thrive on doing here", Lue said. "They came in and they were aggressive in Game 1". Here's the latest game preview with odds to win, start time, channel, and how to watch the Pacers vs. Cavs game live streaming online. LeBron is having another masterful season at the age of 33 as he averaged 27.5 points, 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds per game with a 28.65 PER. The Cavaliers pick up the home win to take an early lead in the series. We couldn't score the ball, and obviously in this league, you gotta score the ball.

Kevin Love, who for three seasons was always considered the third part of "The Big Three" - even though he is the tallest compared to James and Irving - is looking to take over Irving's leadership role.

That is the complicating factor in the Cavs' playoff path.

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Roy was efficient in using his feet to meet the pitch of the ball, as well as using the depth of the crease while shifting back. Australia's Dan Christian claimed 2-35 and New Zealand's Trent Boult 2-39 as Delhi restricted Mumbai to 194-7 from 20 overs.

So, this is LeBron James' first loss in the NBA Playoffs' first round in six years.

LeBron James is on a quest to make his eighth-straight NBA Finals. The Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, game one.

Cleveland swept Toronto in last year's playoffs, and they defeated the Raptors in two games toward the end of this season. Those Pacers, though, didn't have Oladipo or the balance of this Indy squad, which may lack experience but not confidence.

After going nuts against IN in the regular season a year ago, the Pacers solved Kyle Korver IN 2017-18 - holding Cleveland's sharpshooter to 21 percent shooting, including a 1-for-14 mark from deep.

"We were definitely mad", Stephenson said.

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But it's not like losing, getting down 0-2 in your own building and then having to go to their building". "We are a veteran team". Rob Parker said the drive to Fargo was fine and their plan was always to spend Saturday night there. "That's a good thing, too.

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