Cavs wear matching suits to playoff game again

J.R. Smith Kyle Korver enter Cavs starting five for Game 2

Having Hill in the lineup would undoubtedly help the Cavs, who are now trailing 2-1 in the series and facing the prospect of being just one game away from elimination if they lose on Sunday. But they lost a key contributor along the way.

Not only has the four-time MVP and three-time National Basketball Association champ never lost an opening National Basketball Association postseason series, going 12-0 in the past, he had never even trailed in the first round until this one, when Cleveland dropped Game 1 at home. They ended up with 17 on the night which makes two games in a row the Pacers have turned the ball over 17 times. I was disgusting in the third quarter, couldn't make a shot.

Prior to Sunday's Game 4, James was asked whether losing in the first round for the first time in his 15-year career would affect his legacy.

"We have full control right now". Not only does Lance Stephenson know this, but he also knows the Cavaliers will start panicking if they drop Game 4. The Cavaliers will have to hope the injury doesn't affect Love's shooting too much. While it's true coach Nate McMillan made halftime adjustments for the all-out double-teams Cleveland was sending at Oladipo, it's hard to write off the Pacers' many miscues as a fluke.

"We always, for whatever reason, rise up to adversity", Smith said Friday.

Hood, while shooting 47.6 percent from the field in the postseason, has shot just 22.2 percent from three-point range after making 38.1 percent of his threes in the regular season.

It is the Indiana Pacers design to make LeBron James to do everything, while silencing his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates. However, in order to do so it will take someone other than LeBron James to step up. Hill is questionable after having an MRI on his back Saturday.

Questions were posed to Lue and Love about how they expected LeBron James to assert himself in Game 2. That may thwart anything that the Cleveland Cavaliers try to do on offense outside of James.

One option for the Pacers to deal with ball security is returning to more of the two-point guard lineup that has been part of their success.

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