LeBron James gets smoked in Game 1 stunner

LeBron James gets smoked in Game 1 stunner

IN guard Victor Oladipo scored 32 points, hitting 6 of 9 attempts from 3-point range, to power the Pacers to a 98-80 victory over the host Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday in Game 1 of an opening-round Eastern Conference playoff series. Oladipo has thrived in Indiana's offense and has set career highs in points, assists and rebounds this past season. IN jumped to a 19 point lead after the opening quarter and kept Cleveland at arm's length as the Cavaliers didn't draw closer than seven the rest of the way.

James wasn't fair to the Pacers in last year's playoffs.

No other Cavalier scored more than six points in the first half, and the team minus James shot just 10-of-31 from the field.

The fourth-seeded Cavs will host the fifth-seed IN in a best-of-seven series.

They'll face a vastly different Cavaliers squad than the one they took three of four against, with the last meeting taking place five weeks before a trio of roster-altering deals turned the Wine & Gold's season around. Game 2 will be played in Cleveland on Wednesday before the series heads to in for Games 3 and 4 on Friday, April 20 and Sunday, April 22. LeBron James and Kevin Love are arguably the two best players in the entire series.

The Wine & Gold will also be seeing a lot of Cory Joseph and LeBron's old friend, Lance Stephenson, over the course of the series.

"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".

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Cleveland was fortunate to even have a chance to try and make a run to get the game to single digits in the fourth quarter. "I think we've been nine in the past, but I think it's going to be important to go 10 for us because I like Clarkson being on the floor with a point guard, so that makes us play 10".

The Pacers jumped to a 25-8 lead, led 33-14 after a quarter and 55-38 at halftime. We'll look at IN going up against Cleveland IN this piece IN a matchup which ended 3-1 IN favor of the Pacers IN the regular season. It's not surprising, since they have what many consider to the best player on the planet.

It wasn't LeBron's fault, who had a triple-double, after having 18 in the regular season.

The Cavaliers [VIDEO] embark on this latest journey in the postseason as the No. 4 seed overall but still are considered a favorite to win this series and the Eastern Conference. This time, though, Stephenson claims he has no plans to rankle King James.

The Cleveland Cavaliers hope they can turn things around in the playoffs after such an up and down season.

They will need to be consistent, but the problem is, they haven't been all year. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Hill's back bothered him after halftime and he was forced to play James at the point.

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