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The only player in the National Basketball Association this year to average at least 9.0 rebounds and can at least 125 triples, Love notched a double-double in three of the meetings against in this year and finished with 20 points in the game that he didn't.

The Indiana Pacers led wire to wire and beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-80 on Sunday in Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series.

IN was in control from the outset, opening a 21-point lead in the first quarter and leading by 23 in the third. They were only expected to maybe matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers in round one as an 8 seed, but they're a five seed that took three games from the Cavs in the regular season. He also put up 10 rebounds and 12 assists in the loss. Even one of James' teammates admits that it's hard not to think about the upcoming decision.

The Indiana Pacers now know their first round opponent in the NBA Playoffs and it will be none other than LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cleveland Cavaliers could face the same path to the 2018 NBA Finals that they did a year ago.

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While some fans are getting their first look at Oladipo, the Pacers have seen this before.

The Cavs made it a single-digit game in the fourth quarter but that was as close as they could get as the Pacers.

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When playing the Pacers, one of the more effective strategies they have used has been to "blitz" the dribbler to defuse a potential pick-and-roll run by Oladipo. They are the defending Eastern Conference champions and are favored to make another trip to the NBA Finals.

LeBron James figured he had experienced everything in 12 postseasons.

While the Cleveland Cavs hold a 7-3 record over the last 10 meetings with the Pacers, they're just 3-6-1 against the spread in those games.

As he does for every postseason, James shuts down all social media activities, a routine he calls Zero Dark 23 Mode. The difference has been that, come playoff time, James and his team morph into a different sort of team.

The Pacers drove him into a darker place.

Cleveland swept Toronto in last year's playoffs, and they defeated the Raptors in two games toward the end of this season. Turns out, their acquiring off All-Star Victor Oladipo turned their franchise around and pushed them to the 5th seed in the West.

"They took advantage of everything what we wanted to do", James said."They were more physical at the point of attack and were more precise with what they wanted to do". "We've had many film sessions and one-on-one sessions to try to improve and he's shown that". IN came in 15-6 in the playoffs when it wins the opener. It will require more help offensively from the rest of the starting lineup aside from the four-time league MVP that combined for only 25 points on Sunday. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2,356) tops the list. IN was on roll through April 1, but did lose three of its final five games heading into the postseason. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Hill's back bothered him after halftime and he was forced to play James at the point.

When you have the best player in the world, you are formidable. Green was 0-for-7 from the field, 0-for-3 from the line and the Cavs were outscored by 15 when he was on the floor.

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