He's probably their best player, but they are still 17-7 in their last 24 games and come into the playoffs with Lowry back and are serious contenders to take down Cleveland. In their final regular season game they lost to the Heat, granted they sat their starters it was still not the high note they meant to go into the postseason on, but LeBron James would prefer not to dwell on the past.
George got his wish, and if he and the seventh-seeded Pacers can shock the Cavs, it would add another chapter to his incredible comeback story. If both the Cavs and Raptors win their opening series, they would meet in the conference semifinals. "I'm not giving it to you". The Playoffs will tip off this Saturday at 3pm featuring the #2 seeded, defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers against the Indiana Pacers.
It's not like the Cavaliers have a new array of troubles that they didn't have past year, either. Sanders reportedly missed a team bus that took the Cavaliers to the airport ahead of their game against the Miami Heat on Tuesday. The Raptors aren't listing anyone as out right now, but DeMar DeRozan is battling an illness and listed as questionable. But now the Cavs are a game behind the Celtics in the race for the top seed in the East, and they don't seem too interested in fighting to get it back. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings and the underdog is 20-9 ATS in the last 29 meetings overall. The Warriors who lost a 3-1 lead to the Cavs in the championship series previous year, have since added Kevin Durant and who have the league's best record by far - having lost only 15 games for a.815 winning percentage? The Pacers will have momentum on their side at the start of the series.More news: Kevin Love Hilariously Interrupts LeBron James During Postgame Press Conference
"I think just the idea of getting locked in and having a do-or-die type mentality knowing that we can be sent home, I think that has a good calling for this team", Love said. We're going to have to give him some of those shots because all great players can make those shot.
When pressed to expand upon it, all he could say was "We're good". The ex-Bucks star only played in a grand total of 13 garbage-time minutes. James finished with 41 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists to George's 43 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. "It's a new season and anything can happen". There were a lot of people saying he would never get back to what he was before and doing the things that he was before.
Toronto is riding a three-game win streak coming into tonight. The three-pointer was the 25th of the game for the Cavs.More news: New Details About Star Wars-Themed Lands At Disney Parks
Cleveland has been without center Tristan Thompson because of a sprained right thumb.
"We just thought these two guys were what we needed going into the playoffs to potentially help us", Lue said.
Noah Vonley's last second lay-up handed the Portland Trail Blazers a dramatic 99-98 win against the San Antonio Spurs, the Chicago Bulls thrashed the Orlando Magic 122-75 and the Indiana Pacers were 120-111 winners at the Philadelphia 76ers. Jones has to sign with the team then to be eligible for the playoffs. He averaged 2.6 minutes per game, spending the majority of his time with the team's D-League affiliate in Canton. G Kay Felder (left lower leg) left the game in the third quarter.More news: US Vice President: US will work with Japan on DPRK
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