There was no signature moment in the Lance & LeBron saga on Sunday, but Stephenson did guard James for significant stretches of Sunday's game.

"LeBron isn't concerned with the Cavs' situation: "I'm down 0-1 in the first round".

Love, in fact, didn't score his first points until hitting a 3-pointer with 1:53 to play in the first half. "I was down 1-3 in the (2016) Finals", he said, referring to Cleveland's historic 4-3 comeback victory over the Golden State Warriors.

The Cavs also failed to get the ball inside to the 10th-year pro, who was often defended by long-armed Pacers power forward Thaddeus Young, who is listed at 6-foot-8 and 221 pounds to Love's 6-10, 251.

I alluded to it previously with the quick recap of the Cleveland Cavaliers embarrassing Game 1 loss to the Indiana Pacers, but the Cavs need to revamp their starting lineup. As a team, the Cavaliers shot just 38 percent from the field and eight of 34 from the three-point line but maybe we should just credit the Pacers' defense for this one because the Cavaliers certainly had plenty of wide open looks in that first quarter. He understood that, but once again, he's always a guy trying to get his teammates off early, get them guys going, then try to feel the game out. Sooner than later, we are going to find out. We didn't know if Jeff (Teague) was going to stick around.


The first quarter was all about defense for the Pacers as they held the Cavaliers to 2-12 shooting while forcing seven turnovers at one point.

This is the first postseason experience as a unit for this Pacers team, but make no mistake, this is a veteran group.

Oladipo facilitated Indiana's success with 32 points, six rebounds, four assists, and four steals.

"I think the intensity", James said when asked where the Cavs tripped up. It happens that fast.

The Pacers completely outplayed the three-time defending conference champions, whose turbulent regular season has carried over into the playoffs. Eh, you can't simulate that. You can't simulate what's going on out there.


"You could say it added fuel to the fire, I guess you could say", Oladipo said after their Game 1 win (h/t ESPN).

The Timberwolves had a one-point lead with about seven minutes left when Houston used a 9-0 run, with the last seven points from Harden, to make it 94-86 with about four minutes to go. Even the older guys as well. All I'm focused on is myself and becoming the best Victor Oladipo possible. "We were into them, making them make tough passes, making them take tough shots".

During the regular season, he averaged 23.1 points, 5.2 rebounds. and 4.3 assists per game, and is considered by most to be a shoe-in for the Most Improved Player award.

Rewind to last June, when the Pacers traded George to the Thunder for Oladipo, and second-year big man Domantas Sabonis and almost everyone in the National Basketball Association world questioned whether the Pacers had gotten enough for their superstar forward. "He's a competitor. He don't back down from nobody and I definitely don't as well".

Unfortunately for Gilbert, this series isn't going to go the way he expected.


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