Teams have bad performances all the time and then the next game they start to play their game. Maybe that guy is further down the board like Mitchell or Kawhi. That's what kept James out of the lane and taking mostly jumpers. Against the Cavs this series, their defense ranks second among postseason teams. Myles Turner, who fouled out with eight points on just three shots and only four rebounds, sat with his face in his hands over the result.
James exited the game for the first time with a minute left in the third quarter and headed to Cleveland's locker room with minor cramps. They have also already held three opponents to below 40 percent shooting this season, which they held six all of last year. They're a legitimate threat to end the Cavs' dominance in the East. Doncic seems more of a facilitator. Brown is pretty good defensively.
He had to play 43 minutes and go to the locker room because of cramping only to return in the fourth quarter to see a 76-74 lead grow to 86-78 in his absence. Smith, and even to some degree, chances are the load won't be getting lighter any time soon. Smith 4 2 11 3-9 3-8 2-2 0 1 1 35 3 Kevin Love 6 2 14 5-13 4-8 0-0 0 0 1 32 5 Tristan Thompson 10 1 15 5-6 0-0 5-6 1 1 3 35 2 Jeff Green 1 1 5 1-5 0-2 3-4 1 1 0 21 2 George Hill 6 3 11 1-3 0-2 9-11 0 1 1 19 0 Jordan Clarkson 1 0 0 0-4 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 11 0 Rodney Hood 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 7 1 Larry Nance Jr. It's fair to wonder how much influence, if any at all, this game on Sunday will have on all this. Both times, the Pacers won in blowouts behind his 32 points and a triple-double of 28 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Starting Tristan Thompson has paid off so far.
We all saw it and he proved why he's a franchise-caliber player. You're trying to cover the perimeter and now you got Thompson in there, in the middle, who is just aggressive. If he's making pull-up jumpers, there's not much the Pacers can do to stop him. Indiana is fortunate to have you as its voice. You just stay in rhythm because you never know. I like it here, of course. And so far this year…no Kawhi and no Cousins.
Some of their guys stepped up in a big-time game. It will be interesting to see if he can sustain this level of shooting if he plays most of the game. They really brought it today. Despite the loss, the Pacers deserve a tremendous amount of credit for dragging this series out — and often looking like the better team for long stretches. It took 46 points from James in Game 2 to stave off the Pacers, who quickly proved their opening win was no fluke. Indiana uses a 14-6 run to cut the Cavs' lead down to four points.
Booker is a career backup who is affordable. To go down as one of the greats who, with few exceptions, played all of their meaningful minutes in the same colored jersey? Positive attitude throughout the whole season in the locker room. Playing with LeBron James provides for constant distractions. I'm going to look at all of it. Getting George Hill questionable back spasms back in the starting lineup would also be a bonus.
He drove to the basket, worked smaller defenders in the post and hit midrange jumpers at will. The playoffs are a long journey. No sense of entitlement — they gave everything they had. But the biggest question that's loomed over the Cavs this entire year is what James will do if he enters free agency. We've been to Game 7s. Don't have an explanation, other than the opponent was the higher seed for a reason.
It should be a fun Game 7. Indiana Pacers 26-13 When: 7:00 p. The Cavs led by 14 in the first half, but Oladipo 30 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and Daren Collison 23 points led the surge as Indiana took its largest lead at 61-58 midway through the third quarter. Love had struggled for most of the series, but scored eight of his 14 points on the afternoon in that final period. Embiid should have a huge advantage, but if Boston gets Embiid in foul trouble multiple games they could make it really tough. Toronto is a different type of team than Indy.
Cleveland's bench simply isn't offering much against the Pacers' reserves. Hill did not play in the first half and had missed the previous three games due to back spasms, but played 19:12 in the second half and finished with 11 points, six rebounds, and three assists. Either way, LeBron isn't going anywhere until we know where he'll end up. Oladipo who had been in a slump to an extent for the past three games, completely returned to form, scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists in the game. Pacers hitting their stride The Pacers have continued their ascent up the Eastern Conference standings over the last couple of weeks that has pushed them among the top marks in the league. The 6-9, 238-pound big man played the first 10:46 of the first quarter and racked up six points and seven rebounds two of them offensive.