Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers - 4/15/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

LeBron James has earned what should be the fifth MVP award of his remarkable career

LeBron James has earned what should be the fifth MVP award of his remarkable career

His run with the Cavaliers, however, could end after this postseason. "They can rebound. So we gotta be ready for that matchup".

"Hopefully I can break the mold, so when the next guy comes, he can still get $200 or $300 million and be 33 years old", he said. "It's real frustrating. It's what I work hard for in the summers". So collectively, I just believe the defensive emphasis- and as individuals when they're not assisting on buckets like that, you have to play good individual defense.

He averages 27.4 points, 9.1 assists and 8.7 rebounds a game and he has practically carried this the Cleveland Cavaliers into the play-offs. The latter two are both career highs. Rodney Hood (14.7 ppg) hasn't played in the last two games with an Achilles injury, but he's expected to suit up in Game 1. IN gave James" Heat everything they could handle in three series matchups - taking Miami to six games in the East Semis in 2012 and to seven and six games in the Conference Finals in "13 and '14.

The Cavaliers, at least on paper, should have a clear advantage over the Pacers. The Pacers witnessed this firsthand when he led a Cavs sweep of IN despite the Pacers playing reasonably well.

The Raptors have been rapping at the door of the NBA Finals for several years now, having lost to the Cavs in six games in the conference finals two years ago and having been swept by the Cavs last year in the semi-finals.

"They've got LeBron", Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said last week. And for the little it's worth, the Pacers won three of four regular-season meetings.

Knicks: G Courtney Lee (sprained left ankle) was ruled out before shootaround, leaving NY with just nine players.

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After starting on Saturday afternoon past year, the Cavs will tip off on Day 2 - welcoming the Pacers to The Q for Game 1 on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.

"I think we've been nine in the past, but I think it's going to be important to go 10 for us because I like Clarkson being on the floor with a point guard, so that makes us play 10".

The trio dominated the Eastern Conference for the three seasons they were together.

"It's insane. I watch how he takes care of his body, I watch how he gets treatment around the clock", said Perkins.

"Nobody knows who were are", Collison continued. The league's assist record was broken, with the National Basketball Association players combining for over 1,000 more than they had last season. He's "getting better", but that's the only update we have. The Cavaliers' roster, which was seriously altered at the trade deadline in February, still includes Kevin Love, JR Smith, and Kyle Korver. The Colts had Tom Brady's New England Patriots.

And now he'll try to get to his eighth straight Finals and win a fourth title with a team that looks nothing like it did in November. Mike explains why he thinks the Pacers will not come out on top while JMV predicts the dethroning of King James.

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