Published: Wed, April 18, 2018
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Kevin Love says Game 1 loss should skake up Cavs

Kevin Love says Game 1 loss should skake up Cavs

The Indiana Pacers have been the surprise story of the National Basketball Association this season, winning 48 games in the regular season before taking Game 1 on the road over the defending Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday afternoon.

One of the other reasons why Cleveland lost Game 1 of this series was because they allowed IN to get off to a really fast start with no real reply.

The Pacers shot over 45 percent from the field, hit eleven 3-pointers and forced 16 turnovers.

LeBron had a strong game on Sunday, registering a triple-double as he finished with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists.

Game 1, according to James, was a rude awakening for some of his teammates getting their first real taste of competing in the playoffs on a team with a target on its back as a title contender. "So, it's like, it's kind of shocking to everybody", Oladipo, the outstanding player of the night, said as he explained how the team has been playing great all year even as the media and league fans have their attention elsewhere. "I think the next game, we'll be more relaxed, and we'll come out, we'll play better".

As much as Pacers fans are basking in their teams thumping of Cleveland in Game 1, the Pacers players are acting as if its business as usual.

Cleveland's two All-Stars have to do more - and do it sooner as well as later - when the Cavs host the Indiana Pacers in Game 2 of a best-of-seven series Wednesday at 7 Quicken Loans Arena. We didn't know if Jeff (Teague) was going to stick around. "We realize it's not going to be easy but that doesn't mean we're going to come in here and just fold". With Wednesday quickly approaching, the Cavaliers are scrambling to fix the holes in their game that in has exposed. He starred in Game 1 of the playoffs, outplaying LeBron James along the way to a blowout victory on the road.

Lue said to Dave McMenamin of ESPN: "He has to be aggressive and set the tone early". "We were into them, making them make tough passes, making them take tough shots".

"I'm a little dizzy right now", he joked before Monday's workout.

Rozier said he knows he's under a spotlight this postseason with Kyrie Irving out for the season following his recent knee surgery.

The Pacers took Sunday's win in stride, like a team that has won bigger games before. The Cavaliers have plenty of time to get their minds right.

George hit his seventh 3-pointer to push Oklahoma City's lead to 79-66.

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.

With the makeup of the bench, this would decrease Green's minutes to keep Hood in a leading bench role, but Green playing less minutes is for the better at this point in time. For the day, he had nine points on 3-for-8 shooting.

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