Pacers conquer Cavaliers behind Oladipo, poise under pressure

16 April, 2018, 11:57 | Author: Elena Meyer
  • OT -- Cavs finish as #4 seed; will host Pacers

Turns out, there was something new.

LeBron James had every reason to be angry but when asked about how this first loss would affect him, he said that he is the last person to ask how he will feel over the next couple of days.

"We got out hard defensively, showing LeBron some bodies", Oladipo said. Jose Calderon, who has never made it out of the first round before, went 0-for-3.

The Pacers are feeling confident after beating the Cavs for fourth time this season.

IN jumped to a 19 point lead after the opening quarter and kept Cleveland at arm's length as the Cavaliers didn't draw closer than seven the rest of the way.

The Cavs stormed back and got within seven, but Victor Oladipo hit a big 3-pointer and Bojan Bogdanovic helped put Cleveland away with a 3 to make it 88-71.

"I will say IN could have done better than they did", Gilbert said last July, referencing the offseason deal IN which the Pacers traded Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder. "They kept pretty calm and poised throughout the season". While the Cavaliers will undoubtedly play better in Game 2, the fact remains that the Pacers have had their number this season. That's why we came to play this game is to win, not just to come here and just be OK. "They were aggressive from game one".

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The Pacers completely outplayed the three-time defending conference champions, whose turbulent regular season has carried over into the playoffs. He also added ten rebounds to complete the second most triple-doubles in National Basketball Association history, behind only Magic Johnson (32). The rest of Cleveland's starters only managed 25 points, Kevin Love with 17 rebounds but only nine points.

This is going to be an ugly and long series by the looks of it. The Cavs just started off slow, which is why they lost the game.

"They took advantage of everything what we wanted to do", James said."They were more physical at the point of attack and were more precise with what they wanted to do".

Well, it's now going to take a first-round comeback. This is the first time James lost Game 1 of a first-round series and his first loss in a first-round series since May 6, 2012 (snapping a string of 21 wins)."I've always stayed even keeled with the postseason", James said. The 33-year-old is trying to get to his eighth straight Finals, and already the path is tougher than imagined. James did not record his first field goal until 52 seconds into the second quarter, as the Cavs outscored the Pacers 24-22 to cut the deficit to 17 points at the break. Those Pacers, though, didn't have Oladipo or the balance of this Indy squad, which may lack experience but not confidence.

If you've been following the NBA based on national broadcasts this year, you'd probably think the Cavs were clearly better than the Pacers. "We didn't take shots", Lue said. "They still don't believe". But that doesn't mean we're going to come in here and just fold.

Terry Rozier finished with 23 points, Marcus Morris had 21, Jaylen Brown scored 20 and Jayson Tatum added 19 to become the first Celtics rookie since Brian Shaw in 1989 to score 15 or more in his playoff debut.

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