The Cavaliers were able to bounce back after the poor performance they had during Game one as they were able to hold off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 on Wednesday night. They were able to even the series at one apiece. Lebron James finished the game with 46 points after he scored the teams first 16 points and then had 29 by halftime. James continued to dominate throughout the game as we have seen him do in past postseasons. The Cavaliers endured a tough season compared to the past couple years and got a tough break when Victor Oladipo missed a wide-open three pointer that would have tied the game with 27 seconds remaining. Kevin Love recorded 15 points before he reinjured his left hand which he broke earlier in the season. With the absence of Love, the remainder of the series could look very different moving forward. Kyle Korver was able to record 12 points all of which were from three pointers. A lot of people expected Lebron James to come out fully aggressive for Game one but that simply was not the case. Lebron James seemed to rely on his teammates for most of the game and simply played passive throughout which backfired as he experienced his first playoff opening loss of his career.
Even though he was in early foul trouble, Victor Oladipo was able to record 22 points while Myles Turner had 18 for the Pacers. The comeback by the Pacers seemed to almost be in full effect as they were able to erase an 18 point deficit and was within three points. Victor Oladipo had a chance to tie the game on the wide open three point attempt but came up short. Probably the easiest shot Oladipo would come across for the remainder of the series. Oladipo left within the first minute of the game and with his absence the Pacers had no offensive answer to stop Lebron James.
Game 3 will be on Friday April 20th in Indianapolis