Cleveland is expected to win this series but not without bleeding.
You cannot count the Pacers out, they won't be in the playoffs for no reason. Although the odds are not in their favor they are expected to give the Cavs a run for their money.
In their first game ever, the Indian Pacers almost won the game because Cleveland's fourth quarter was a mess.
Look at the quarter scoring.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
IND 29 30 25 24
CLE 34 32 26 17
Just 17 points in the 4th quarter for the Cavs.
For Cleveland, LeBron James got a double double with 32 points and 13 rebounds. His teammates helped with Kevin Love scoring 17 and Kyrie with 23.
Pacers got a boost from Paul George with 29 points but it wasn't enough to win.
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