The second game between Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers is scheduled on April 17th night.
It's practically become a Pacers playoff tradition, and Monday's Game 2 in Cleveland was no exception. Cleveland came out blazing with a 61 percent shooting outburst in the first half, but Pacers were still having their way as well on offense.
"It was really good for us", Lue said of Shumpert. Can anyone in the East beat them four times?
"Maybe getting a little exhausted", Lue said.
Indiana's fight to stay in the game was admirable.
The reigning National Basketball Association champions appeared to be cruising to a comfortable win after opening up an 18-point lead at the end of the third quarter in front of their home fans at the Quicken Loans Arena. He was attacking the basket relentlessly and IN picked up off that energy. Thaddeus Young leads in rebounds with 9.0 per game.
Boston lost the opener of the seven-game series 106-102 on Monday.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Blown big leads.
The next possession, James drew a mismatch against Myles Turner on the elbow and raced past him to throw down a two-hand slam that re-ignited Quicken Loans Arena and quickly shifted the momentum back to the Cavs. "And wants the game to be decided by me", said George, per Steve Aschburner of NBA.com.
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Sure, it was early in the game, but Bird didn't care. The Spurs' Manu Ginobili played the second half of Game 1 after getting a small cut under his left eye late in the first half.
It was a sigh of relief for the Cavaliers and an incredibly disappointing missed opportunity for Indiana. Love played only 60 games but improved on the last season, averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds per contest. The Cavs will have to convert at the line though; I have a feeling they will.
Kevin Love was beaten like a piñata. Don't expect that trend to continue for them.
"If they let me play, I'll play", he said.
With Larry Bird on hand yelling obscenities, he got a close look at the mess he helped create.
In the last 54 seconds of play, both reserve point guard Deron Williams and Love buried three-point shots from the right wing, two of the five the Cavaliers connected on over the first quarter of play. He also had the second-best net rating (13.9) on the team.
The Spurs blew it open with a 19-0 run over the third and fourth quarters, shutting out Grizzlies guard Mike Conley in the second half.
Now, they're heading home in a hole they still believe they can climb from.
Although the Cavaliers would push the advantage out to 13 points when Williams and Frye knocked down three-pointers on back-to-back possessions, the Pacers clipped away the deficit by consistently attacking the basket.