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Running thoughts: R1G5 – Cavaliers 98, Pacers 95

Victor Oladipo, Cleveland Cavaliers, Pacers, 2018 NBA Playoffs

Here are my running thoughts from the Pacers’ 98-95 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. It was game 5 of their best-of-seven first-round series. The Cavs lead, 3-2. Back spasms kept George Hill out for the second consecutive game. [Click here to ready my Q&A with the Indy native.] Pacers…

Q&A with George Hill — on his unusual year, fatherhood, and facing his hometown team

Pacers, Myles Turner, George Hill, Indy

George Hill was back home in Indianapolis over the weekend. It was a business trip with his Cleveland Cavaliers, and not much more. He didn’t have dozens of ticket requests because he chose not to get caught up in that. His focus is on basketball. It’s been a different, an unusual last 21 months for…

McMillan: Pacers not connected, played frantic in Game 4 loss

Victor Oladipo, Cleveland Cavaliers, Pacers, 2018 NBA Playoffs

Game 4 followed what has become a familiar script for the Pacers. Fall behind by double digits but then fight like crazy and string together stops to take back the lead, only this time they didn’t execute when they needed to late into Sunday evening. The Cavaliers outscored the Pacers 15-8 over the final 6:12,…

VIDEO: Cavaliers arrive for Game 4 suited up, again

Cleveland Cavaliers, 2018 NBA Playoffs, LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers arrived at Bankers Life Fieldhouse dressed in style… again. For the second consecutive game, the Cavs all wore the same outfit — this time a black suit and tie. LeBron James took care of the entire team with not one, not two, but three custom Thom Browne suits. Watch LeBron and his…

Pacers Notebook: New challenges in Game 4 – adjustments, noise, and focus on business

Lance Stephenson, Pacers, Myles Turner

Episode Four between the Pacers and Cavaliers will play out Sunday evening, the nightcap of the NBA’s four-game schedule. Tip-off on a school night isn’t until 8:30 pm, meaning players and fans alike will be waiting around all day for the featured event. “I get restless before every game. It is what it is. It’ll…

George Hill questionable for Game 4, Tristan Thompson expected to contribute

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

Indy native George Hill is questionable to play Sunday night in Game 4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first-round series against his hometown Pacers due to back spasms. Hill, 31, was at morning shootaround but did not speak to reporters. He went right to the visitor’s locker room, presumably for treatment — which will continue throughout…

Bogdanovic steals the show, Pacers take control

Pacers, Bojan Bogdanovic, Los Angeles Clippers

On Friday, Bojan Bogdanovic had a podium game. For those not familiar, players with outstanding performances in the postseason are brought to a big room adjacent to the Pacers’ locker room for them to address the media. It’s easier for high-demand players, and is seen aired live by several network broadcasts and a number of…

VIDEO: Pacers discuss their Game 3 win, Bogdanovic’s big night

Indiana Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers, 2018 NBA Playoffs, Bankers Life Fieldhouse

The Pacers took back control of their first-round series against the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday night by edging the LeBron & Co. 92-90. Bojan Bogdanovic turned in a playoff career high 30 points on 11 of 15 shooting, including seven 3-pointers. Those seven makes matches a franchise playoff record, one of three players to do it….