Pacers-Cavaliers Playoff Schedule
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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)