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Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Tale of the Tape: Pacers vs Cavaliers

Tale of the Tape: Pacers vs Cavaliers

Wearing a protective brace, Thompson finished with 10 points on 5-for-6 shooting and four rebounds in 18 first-half minutes on Fan Appreciation Night at The Q, where the Cavs fell behind 53-34 at halftime after a 13-point second quarter. Then they won their first 10 playoff games, most in a dominating fashion. Or maybe they wouldn't be skidding into the first-round matchup with the Indiana Pacers on April 15 at Quicken Loans Arena on a four-game losing streak.

He will fill a spot that opened earlier this week when the Cavs released forward DeAndre Liggins. "With that being said, I feel very confident we have a good run in us". "I think we're good". It's part of his usual playoff preparedness, since he hasn't appeared in a regular-season finale in a decade. No matter who you are, Dahntay is going to make it clear that you're not holding up your end of the bargain.

Tavares, who played one game for Atlanta this season and 11 in 2015-16, is from Cape Verde, an island off the coast of Africa, and has a 7-9 wingspan.

This is not the first time James had a hard time in the regular season. The Cavs signed him on April 13, 2016, in almost identical circumstances to this year.

On Sunday, Cleveland was up 26 going into the fourth in Atlanta. If both the Cavs and Raptors win their opening series, they would meet in the conference semifinals. It was a double overtime thriller between the two teams that came down to the final minute of the game and ultimately saw the Cavs win by 5 points. "He someone that I've had a lot of great playoff series with and great conversations with, to see him back to here he needs to be". "I can't wait for us to get started". Then again, who can say no to signing one of the biggest players in the National Basketball Association, one that has an 8-foot wingspan.

"Yeah, we were watching a little bit of it", said Celtics guard Marcus Smart, who scored 13 points against the Nets.

James might appreciate the rest more than most as he is in his 14th season in the NBA and is looking to reach his seventh straight NBA Finals.

Since the all-star break, the Cavs have allowed 107.9 points per 100 possessions on defense.

That double overtime thriller on April 2 was the last game IN lost.

"He wanted to play a little more, but you're playing great, he was able to catch the ball and finish around the rim and get some offensive rebounds", Lue said. We're more talented than we were at this time past year.

The Cavaliers went 3-1 against Paul George and the Pacers during the regular season, so they clearly match up well against the 42-40 IN squad. The champions bounced back in February but by March, they were again struggling. I pride myself on being a teammate first, keeping everybody upbeat, everybody focused. "He worked incredibly hard". "He nearly views me as an inspiration by coming back, really, and I've leaned on him to get back to this level". We've been through more, we're more hardened and seasoned than we were at this time a year ago.

"Our game was enough", he said.

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