Cavaliers' JR Smith exits Game 2 with hamstring injury

If the Pacers don't get their act together soon they will be out of the playoffs rather quickly.

Kawhi Leonard, who scored 32 and 37 in the first two games, was held to 18. Now they just have to close it out and keep up the play to sweep the Pacers. Kyle Korver's 3-pointer pushed the Cavaliers' lead to four points, but Paul George answered with a triple of his own on the other end. Pacers G Lance Stephenson worked out for the Cavs in January. He shot three fewer shots and made three more. Cleveland wins this game as well, despite playing on the road.

Obviously, the big talking point out of that first loss was C.J. It signaled a bad omen for the rest of the series, even though IN would continue to play well.

Top seeds in the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics trail the Bulls 2-0 ahead of a trip to Chicago for game three on Friday.

"We're right there", said Cleveland forward LeBron James, who was strong again in Game 2 with 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.

The Cavaliers finished 21 of 44 from 3-point range, including 12 of 21 in their 70-point second half. Stevens says that after services for Thomas' sister, the star guard intends to rejoin the team Friday for Game 3 in Chicago.

JAZZ: Rudy Gobert will not play Friday night in Game 3 against the Los Angeles Clippers after hyperextending his left knee and suffering a bone contusion in the series opener.

Smith didn't play in the second half of Game 2 because Cleveland's medical staff decided it was better for him to rest than risk making his injury worse. The offense was clicking, and the Cavs defense everyone was anxious about appeared again. Bryant made 5,640 points from 220 playoff games for the Lakers. Even the struggling Myles Turner had the dunk of the playoffs over Tristan Thompson.

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When that happens, LeBron James' consistency alone will be enough to carry the Wine and Gold to a victory on a given night 9 times out of 10. Truly, he is still good for one or two of these performances every single series. "His body language has to improve".

It's still so hard to tell, and seeing how Cleveland is 3-0 in the first round, maybe they know exactly what they're doing.

James took over, asserting himself as maybe the best player in the league. Kevin Love missed only one shot attempt as he shot 6-7 from the field including three three-pointers en route to 27 points and 11 rebounds.

Pacers: Glenn Robinson III returned after missing the past 12 games with a strained left calf. Assists-Cleveland 23 (James 12), IN 25 (George 9).

However, they almost blew an 18-point lead in the fourth as the Pacers got within four before Cleveland closed it out at the line.

The Indiana Pacers are looking to pretty much stay alive in this series.

It could easily be 2-1 in the Pacers' favor right now.

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