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Pacers-Cavaliers Playoff Schedule

The Pacers and LeBron will meet again. It will be the Pacers and Cavaliers in the first round of the 2017-18 NBA playoffs.

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INDIANAPOLIS – For the 5th time in their last 6 postseason trips, the Indiana Pacers will see one of the greatest players in NBA history.


LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers (50-32) will be the first-round opponent of the Pacers (48-34).


After a season full of questions, the Cavs will be the 4th seed in this year’s playoffs.


LeBron has had a knack for knocking the Pacers out of the playoffs. LeBron-led teams have ended the Pacers’ season in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 playoff appearances, including a 4-0 sweep last year.


However, this Cleveland team was nowhere near the dominant squad that LeBron is usually a part of.


The Pacers actually won the season series 3-1 over the Cavs. Granted, the two teams have not met in 3 months and the Cavs made a slew of moves around February’s All-Star break. The Cavs finished the year 10-3 since All-Star Kevin Love returned to the lineup.


Here is a look at the first round schedule for the Pacers and Cavs:


Game 1: @Cleveland, (Sunday, 3:30 on ABC)


Game 2: @Cleveland, (Wednesday, 7:00 on TNT)


Game 3: Indiana, (Friday, 4/20, 7:00 on ESPN)


Game 4: Indiana, (Sunday, 4/22, 8:30 on TNT)


*Game 5: @Cleveland, (Wednesday, 4/25), TBD)


*Game 6: Indiana, (Friday, 4/27, TBD)


*Game 7: @Cleveland, (Sunday, 4/29, TBD)


*If necessary

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