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Cleveland Cavaliers Playoff Scribbles: LeBron James, Tyrone Lue, pesky Pacers - Terry Pluto

Cleveland Cavaliers Playoff Scribbles: LeBron James, Tyrone Lue, pesky Pacers - Terry Pluto Cleveland Cavaliers Playoff Scribbles: LeBron James, Tyrone Lue, pesky Pacers - Terry Pluto
Noah Ferguson | 16 April, 2018, 05:03

The Cavaliers are the No. 4 seed and the Pacers No. 5, with Game 1 scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Cleveland.

That aside, the two teams were relatively close in point differential because Portland's plus-2.6 differential was relatively low for a top-three seed; last season's Boston Celtics were the only other top-three seed with a differential of less than plus-3 since 2012.

After trading Paul George over the offseason, some pundits had the Pacers headed for the Lottery. They've relied on solid contributions throughout the board with Victor Oladipo providing the star power.

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.

"I will play 10", Lue said after the Cavaliers watched film on the Pacers, who went 3-1 against Cleveland this season. The Pacers stole homecourt with a dominant 98-80 win over Cleveland, with Stephenson and James having plenty of run-ins.

The Indiana Pacers aren't particularly great at anything, but they're pretty good at a lot of things. In the third-to-last game of the regular season, James tallied 44 pionts to go with 11 rebounds and 11 assists in a 132-130 loss at the 76ers.

"So I think it definitely could affect it, but you know that's, at least for me, out of sight, out of mind right now". "So, it's very important that we try to keep a point guard on the floor with him at all times". The Pacers do not have a chance in this series and they will be vanquished in similar fashion as last season. I've enjoyed every year competing for a championship.We're looking for another run this year. The Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games, 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. He averaged 32 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, three steals and two blocks as Cleveland swept IN en route to a third straight conference crown.

He's also never lost the opening game of a series, which bodes well for his latest Cavs group [VIDEO].

Myles Turner had 16 points and eight rebounds, Bojan Bogdanovic ended with 15 points, six rebounds and three steals and Lance Stephenson scored 12 points off the bench for IN, which shot nearly 46-percent IN the win.

Love missed 23 games to injury, but averaged 17.6 points and a team-best 9.3 rebounds. "He's the best player in the league".

The game had plenty of words exchanged between the two.

This has also become the time of year that LeBron James has made it customary for him to go social media silent while his all of his attention is centered on leading his team toward an National Basketball Association title.

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