Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Playoffs

  • Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Playoffs

Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Playoffs

If the regular season doesn't matter, and the Cavs aren't really tring, then why is LeBron playing nearly 38 minutes per game? "Coming back, things that happened to our roster at the end, we just felt Dahntay was a good fit for us".

Sports/Reuters picMIAMI, April 11 - The Miami Heat kept their National Basketball Association playoff hopes alive yesterday with a 124-121 overtime victory over Cleveland that dropped the reigning National Basketball Association champion Cavaliers to second in the Eastern Conference. The James-George matchup will attract TV cameras and likely set the tone for the series.

Paul George #13 of the Indiana Pacers shoots the ball during the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 6, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

"I'm happy to be back with my guys again as we go on our stretch to win another championship".

"It's who I've wanted to match up against", he said. They will face the Pacers in the first round of the playoffs beginning at 3 p.m. April 15.

George recovered, won a gold medal with team US and is back to the dominating force he was prior to the injury.

Are the Cavaliers' woes serious or just a championship hangover to start the playoffs?

Asked about the recent poor performance of the team, James replied, "I've got the answer". It's going to take a lot of mental focus and focus on the little things. It's great to see as a competitor and as a friend. "It's great to have him back". However, the Wizards have proved to be one of the top teams in the East, rivaling Toronto for the best backcourt in the conference with John Wall and Bradley Beal. The players, most notably James, trust the plans Lue puts in front of them.

James is attempting to reach the Finals for the seventh straight time.

"It's over", Lue said. "I wish it wasn't against us".

The Cavs got more positive news at the center spot when Thompson, who had played in 447 straight games prior to getting injured, returned after missing four games with a sprained right thumb. Although he played well in Canton, the transition didn't go as smoothly as the Cavs must have been preparing for. "But it starts with baby steps first and we understand that".

All season long, as the Cavaliers skipped practices and rested stars and scuffled through January and March, I wrote and said this team had earned the benefit of the doubt. "It's going to be a bigger challenge for us this year". "We're hoping to create the same sort of feeling".

"Last year was half a season for me, but it just felt like two years". After all, he's won titles with two teams, snatched a road win in 25 consecutive series and takes a 40-17 record in first-round games into this series with the Pacers, a team he's battled in postseasons before. For what it's worth, the team has not played well as of late, producing a measly 12-15 record since the All-Star break.

Also, McMillan said slam dunk champion Glenn Robinson III and center Al Jefferson could return sometime during the series.