NBA Playoffs 2018: Cavaliers vs

NBA Playoffs 2018: Cavaliers vs

NBA Playoffs 2018: Cavaliers vs

The Cavaliers have had a roller coaster of a season and have settled into the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference.

As the Indiana Pacers prepare for the NBA playoffs, which start on Sunday afternoon on the road, I couldn't help but think of the 30 for 30 ESPN documentary "Survive and Advance", which tells the story of North Carolina State shocking the world and winning the 1983 NCAA men's basketball championship.

Cleveland is favored by about a touchdown, which might be a ideal position to take the points even if the Cavs will win outright. The playoffs this time around promises to be a spectacle and we have many interesting matchups to look forward to. We'll look at IN going up against Cleveland IN this piece IN a matchup which ended 3-1 IN favor of the Pacers IN the regular season.

However they defend him, it's clear the Pacers have a way of getting to LeBron James, especially Lance Stephenson. This year though it's going to be a hard series to win, and a sweep would actually probably be near impossible.

He's been sensational on both ends of the floor and this year, the Pacers took an impressive three out of four games against the Cavs in the regular season. Game 2 is slated for Wednesday night in Cleveland at 7:00 p.m. on FOX Sports Ohio & TNT.

The series moves back to IN next weekend, with a 7:00 p.m. start for Game 3 on Friday night and an 8:30 p.m. start on Sunday night for Game 4 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. It isn't expected to keep him out of the postseason and he's probable for the opening game.

The regular season is finally out of the way and now we can get down to business.

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When the Cavs wrapped up their four-game sweep of the Pacers past year, it marked the 21st straight First Round victory for LeBron James, who's last loss came against JR Smith and the Knicks back in 2012.

When you have the best player in the world, you are formidable.

Hill played on those Pacers teams that were eliminated in three straight postseasons by James and the Miami Heat. He averaged 14.3 points and shot.402 from 3-point range.

Their opponent, the Indiana Pacers, have been one of the biggest surprises in the NBA this year as they've gotten an All-NBA season from Paul George trade piece Victor Oladipo; he's got to be the frontrunner for the NBA Most-Improved Player Award.

Lue refused to name his full starting lineup for Sunday's Game 1. They have zero wins against San Antonio and just one more (against eight losses) against the Knicks.

It would appear, at least to open up the postseason, that Cedi Osman and Tristan Thompson - who played major roles at times this season - are on the outside looking in.

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