LeBron Should be anxious

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Oladipo was the best player on the court Sunday, when IN beat Cleveland 98-80 to go up 1-0 IN their first-round series. Victor Oladipo looked every bit the All Star he is, pouring down 32 points, six rebounds, four assists, and four steals in 36 minutes of play.

The other double-figure scorers for the Pacers were Myles Turner with 16, Bojan Bogdanovic with 15, and Lance Stephenson scored 12.

IN was in control from the outset, opening a 21-point lead in the first quarter and leading by 23 in the third.

James had a triple-double - 24 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. "I'm down 0-1 in the first round".

IN jumped out to a huge lead to begin the game, and eventually pushed their lead as high as 23 points.

National Basketball Association fans have commented on Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson's notable lack of playing time in today's playoffs loss to the Indiana Pacers, speculating that his omission may have something to do with the scandal engulfing his personal life. He had averaged more than 27 points per game in the playoffs for the Pacers the past two years. IN was edged 44-42 on the boards and clanked 10 of their 25 three point attempts in the contest. Well, if we are hoping for LeBron to arrive in Los Angeles anytime soon, we should be hoping for an abnormally early exit for James and the Cavaliers. "We just gotta shoot the ball and if you make it, you make it, and if you miss, you miss". Though, few people expected them to win in Cleveland in Game 1. Cory Joseph dribbled up the court, before feeding Victor Oladipo at the top of the 3-point line. If anyone thought his regular season was a mirage that would dissolve once the playoffs started, they're sorely mistaken.

The Wine and Gold have just four players on their roster from that historic title-winning squad and are missing the brilliance of Kyrie Irving to help James carry the load.

That experience means the three-time champion isn't anxious about this latest hole that Cleveland is in. If we make them, we make them. However, the Cavaliers will have three days to rest and regroup before Game 2 and the only way is up for them after their poor showing on Sunday.

"We're going to find out", James said. "I'm just glad we got this first win".

McMillan, it should be noted, never presented Gilbert's comments to the Pacers to try to hype them up for the series, but he acknowledged the impact they might have had as they found their way back to his team on their own. "They hit us first and we didn't recover".

Paul George and Russell Westbrook led the Thunder to a 116-108 game-one win over the Jazz. They have LeBron, after all, and they were on national television 39 times. "This is a different season, a good opportunity for him to show where he's at again.".

Kevin Love was one point (9) away from a double-double, but with his 17 rebounds he passed Anderson Varejao (405) for the most rebounds in Cavaliers postseason history. So, we take it as everybody has to dig deep and not lose two of them on our home floor."Jeff Green's a vet with playoff experience".



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