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Running thoughts: R1G2 – Cavaliers 100, Pacers 97

Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, Quicken Loans Arena

Here are my running thoughts from the Pacers’ 100-97 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. It was game 2 of their best-of-seven first-round series. The series is tied, 1-1. We knew there would be changes from the Cavaliers, including their starting lineup. Coach Ty Lue opted to start veterans JR…

Victor Oladipo on Tom Crean: ‘He’s always watching’

Victor Oladipo, Tom Crean, Georgia Basketball, Pacers

After games, Victor Oladipo always checks his phones. He has a routine he goes through — getting wrapped in ice bags, talking to the media, firing up his Bose bluetooth speaker, singing, and then hitting the showers. At the Pacers’ final road game of the regular season in Charlotte, he didn’t need a text from his…

Pacers have been doubted all year. But they believed.

The Pacers’ belief in their talents, belief in each other is nothing new. They knew. It goes all the way back to September, before the season when they first started hanging around one another, on and off the court. There were six players returning, just two starters, from last year’s 42-40 team that was swept…

Victor Oladipo on Romeo Langford: ‘Hopefully he makes the right choice’

The Pacers had just completed practice Friday, two days before their opening game of the NBA Playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The team was in good spirits, and Victor Oladipo is always in a talkative mood. As he made his way to the backdrop, where he answers questions from the media, he first fielded one…

FOX Sports Indiana ratings for Pacers games up 18 percent

It took some time — and wins — for this Indiana Pacers team to convince fans that it was for real, but once they got a look, fans fell for them. FOX Sports Indiana’s ratings of Pacers games for the 2017-18 regular season garnered an average household rating of 3.5, up 18 percent from the…

Running thoughts: R1G1 – Pacers 98, Cavaliers 80

Here are my running thoughts from the Pacers’ 98-80 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday afternoon at Quicken Loans Arena. It was game 1 of their best-of-seven first-round series. LeBron-led teams enter this series with 21 consecutive first-round victories. They’re 48-7 all-time. His last loss was all the way back in 2012, to the New…

Ep. 82: Dave McMenamin previews Pacers-Cavaliers

Dave McMenamin, Indiana Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers, 2018 NBA Playoffs

Dave McMenamin is on the Cleveland Cavaliers beat, covering all things LeBron James and the Cavs for ESPN. The Pacers’ first-round series begins in Cleveland where they’ll try to beat LeBron James in the playoffs for the first time. He’s ended their postseason run in five of the last seven years. The Pacers, meanwhile, are…

VIDEO: Pacers discuss their first-round matchup against Cleveland

Victor Oladipo, Pacers, St. Vincent Center, 2018 NBA Playoffs

The Pacers drew the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first-round of the playoffs, which begin on Saturday. Going against LeBron, the Pacers are included in the marquee game Sunday afternoon — which can be seen over the air on ABC. [Click here for the full schedule] It’ll be just their second appearance on national television this…