Finally, after 82 games of up and down play, of drama and not a lot defense, the Cleveland Cavaliers are set to start their playoff run towards another title.
In the Indiana Pacers, the Cavs get a team that’s coming into the playoff playing some of its best basketball of the season. For the past month-plus, Paul George has been unreal. Lance Stephenson’s return has given Indiana a new injection of attitude. Players like Myles Turner and C.J. Miles (who Tyronn Lue called ‘the Cavs killer’ at Friday’s practice) figure to push the Cavs in interesting ways.
And the Cavs will have to answer some questions about themselves too. Will the defense get better? Is the team full healthy? How will Lue manage the rotation? Will the switch be flipped? We’re about to find out, finally.
Here’s how to watch this afternoon’s game:
Who: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers
Where: Quicken Loans Arena - Cleveland, Ohio
When: 3 p.m.