Basketball: Pacers fail to make Cavs pay

Basketball: Pacers fail to make Cavs pay

He did have eight of Cleveland's 19 turnovers, miscues that allowed the Pacers to hang around. "But at the same time, I've got to have trust for my teammates".

But Love knocked down two free throws and C.J. Miles was whistled for an offensive foul, thwarting the Pacers' comeback.

James affirmed he's playing with an elevated level of confidence even with the No. 2 seed Cavs in such a close series with the No. 7 Pacers, in which Cleveland has won by a total of seven points on its home court through the first two games. IN erased a 10-point deficit with nine minutes left in Game 1, and then in Game 2 cut the Cavs' 18-point lead after three quarters to four with 19.5 seconds left on a George 3-pointer.

"He's got to learn to control himself and be in the moment", George said (via ESPN's Dave McMenamin).

Kyrie looked to extend the Cavs' lead in the third quarter by driving towards the net, per CBS Sports. "Obviously, they (the Pacers) know we have tremendous depth at the shooting spots in myself, Kyle (Korver), Channing (Frye) and Shump (Iman Shumpert)". "Just staying ready, being professional, he did a great job on Paul George". That emotion comes out of him.

With the Pacers going small in the third quarter, Cleveland targeted Kevin Love in the post against the combustible Stephenson. The Cavaliers are now 7-0 when the trio score at least 20 points each in the postseason.

James shrugged off the late collapse, just as he did when the Cavaliers squeaked past the Pacers by a point in game one when a buzzer beater from Pacers' guard CJ Miles missed.

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Brady also opted to not to visit the Obama White House after the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. The Patriots strongly refuted a Times tweet showing the 2015 and 2017 photographs, saying the comparisons "lack context".

"I think we put Paul on Kyrie [Irving], and Lance went to Love", McMillan said.

The matchups worked out perfectly for the Cavs and now they have the team they wanted.

It's never a good look to see the superstar of a team pointing fingers after a loss, but George had no problem putting his teammates on blast after another failed effort in toppling the defended National Basketball Association champs. Defensively, we just didn't play that right.

Shumpert picked up a foul guarding George in his first 30 seconds on the floor before knocking down a 3-pointer from the corner, forcing in coach Nate McMillan to call time.

Through his first two playoff games this season, LeBron is posting averages of 28.5 points, 10.0 assists, 8.0 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.0 blocks per game.

On the downside, the Cavs lost starting shooting guard J.R. Smith, who had just three points on 1-for-3 shooting in the first half after a six-point, 2-for-4 outing in Cleveland's one-point victory in Game 1, to a left hamstring injury. No doubt, Tyronn Lue's charges need to improve in the said category if they are to make life hard for fellow title contenders in days to come.

With how bad the Cavs looked in the playoffs getting the Pacers in the first round was the best thing that happened to him because it made it possible that they could play a team that they were comfortable to play. So, like I told you, I'd much rather have an 18-point lead than not have a lead at all.

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