So now we know: Without desire, health won't be enough to carry the Cavaliers to a fourth straight NBA Finals, although Coach Tyronn Lue had a difference perspective after losing Game 1 to the IN pacers, 98-80, at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Pacers - who were swept by Cleveland in last year's first round - completely outplayed the three-time defending conference champions, whose turbulent regular season has carried over into the post-season.
Game two is Thursday (NZT). Usually in playoffs, those teams win", coach Tyronn Lue said."They were more aggressive".
If you just look at the statistical profiles of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers, sans context, there would be no reason to favor the Cavs - a team with the 29th-ranked defense, a barely positive point differential, and a losing record against plus-.500 opponents - in their first-round series. He shot an impressive 6-of-9 from the three-point country while the entire Cavaliers roster were tied down to only eight threes.
The Pacers, led by Oladipo, of course, were better. "I've never lost a game in the first round before in my career?" While I like Victor Oladipo as a player and believe that he has had a great season, I still think that he will not have another game like that this series. "We talked about some of the things that Cleveland would do". Although overreacting to a series-opening loss would be silly for Cleveland, failing to react is hardly a viable option.
BOSTON - Al Horford had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Boston overcame Khris Middleton's long 3 that beat the fourth-quarter buzzer to top Milwaukee in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference series.
At the very least, the Pacers got the Cavs' attention Sunday, especially in the tone-setting first quarter, when the casual Cavs were too cavalier for their own good. His concerted efforts to involve his teammates early in the game failed to pay dividends, as Cleveland managed just 14 first-quarter points and none of his fellow starters finished with double figures. The Cavaliers were abysmal shooting the ball and their inability to get anything going from someone other than James for the most part did them in. He didn't attempt his first shot until only 1:52 remained in the first quarter.
Below you'll find everything you need to know for Day 2 of the National Basketball Association playoffs. It is wonderful to me that Tristan Thompson only played two minutes this game. Take the points and the Pacers in this one as it's a tighter contest.
If you're ready to jump off the Cavs bandwagon because of one game, then make sure you don't hop back on when they inevitably win this series in six games.
"We came here to win". Marcus Morris scored 21 off the bench while Jaylen Brown netted 20 and Jayson Tatum contributed 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics. IN simply stifled Cleveland and didn't panic when they saw the lead trimmed to seven.
Cleveland went just 8 of 34 on 3-pointers and missed eight of 20 free throws. The Pacers were on national television once, and that was just for Paul George's return to Indianapolis. Lue doesn't think it will keep him out of Game 2 on April 18 at The Q. It's hard to see the Cavaliers being held to 80 points again.
Indiana's thorough victory sent a clear message to James, even if he took the defeat in stride. They handled Game 1 just fine.
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Embiid out for Game 2 per reports
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