J.R. Smith Leaves Game 2 With Left Hamstring Injury

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue talks with Iman Shumpert in the second half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday

The Cleveland Cavaliers did what they needed to Monday night.

He searched for ways to describe what the Cleveland Cavaliers' Big 3 had just done to his Indiana Pacers. When Wall is on, he is one of the very best players in the league. The Pacers, a middling offensive team during the regular season (15th in offensive rating), have shot at or over 50 percent while easily eclipsing 100 points in both Games 1 and 2.

There are 4:35 left in the second quarter of Game 2 of in and Cleveland's first-round playoff series, and the Pacers trail the Cavaliers 56-45. Did you see the first game of the Wizard's series against the Atlanta Hawks?

The Cavs have never lost a playoff series in which they led 2-0, going 12-0.

If George is unhappy and the Pacers can't make it out of the first round, the front office may have to have an honest discussion about trading George before he bolts when he gets the chance.

He also had eight rebounds and seven assists in 42 minutes.

"He should want the shot", Miles said. A precipitous switch isolates Channing Frye onto Paul George, who, with possession, is all but licking his chops. They should. That's who they are. George was noticeably off and connected on just three of his seven attempts, but something must've been working if IN was 14 points better with him on the floor.

Myles Turner has been timid and oftentimes invisible on the court. His first points didn't come until after the halfway point of the third quarter. "I got into a good rhythm".

Teague landed awkwardly on his right hand early in the third quarter as Love slid over in hopes of drawing the change.

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If LeBron's words about being "right there" and "close to the team that we all know we can become", turn out to be true, opponents might be in for a rude awakening should Cleveland start to click on all cylinders.

Cleveland's Kevin Love dominated Stephenson in the post, Love scoring easily and Stephenson picking up three fouls. Still, the Pacers were down just five going into halftime.

Love, a four-time All-Star, had his way in the post and ran off 10 straight points on his own.

Not only was the fourth quarter largely a disaster, but the reason why is a pretty dumb one.

George is absolutely right about Stephenson's tendency to let his emotion get the best of him in the heat of battle.

Re-signing Lance Stephenson was a wild-card move by the Pacers after the trade deadline. "They do a great job of recognizing matchups and taking advantage of it". The Spurs only had 12 points in the paint, but got two 3-pointers from Parker and Danny Green, in building a 26-point lead in the first half. George scored 10 of his 32 points in the final stanza. The Pacers' perimeter defenders provided little resistance and the help defense was always consistently late, leading to easy looks at the rim for Irving and James, and large passing lanes to spot-up shooters.

Cavaliers: James (357) jumped Magic Johnson (358) for third place in career playoff steals and hopped Robert Parish for eighth in rebounds.

In the Cavs' case, that percentage really wasn't a result of bad defense, but rather the amount of turnovers resulting in easy shots for in in transition.

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers collide in Game 3 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday night. Again, they have James and are expected to make another trip to the Finals.

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