Irving scores 37, Cavs hold on to beat Pacers 117-111

The Pacers find themselves in a 0-2 hole as they fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-111 in Game 2 of their first-round series.

The Pacers have been able to score 43 points off of 30 turnovers in the first 2 games combined while the Cavs have done little to cash in on their opportunities scoring just 27 points off of 27 in turnovers.

The Cavaliers boast a number of weapons that, when clicking, make them one of the NBA's most unsafe teams but their habit of allowing teams back into games could prove costly.

Leonard had a postseason career-high 37 points and added 11 rebounds, and San Antonio beat the Memphis Grizzlies 96-82 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. The last time three players each scored 25 or more points in an National Basketball Association playoff game in regulation was on 6/19/12 (James - 25, Wade - 25, Chalmers 25 for MIA).

However, they almost blew an 18-point lead in the fourth as the Pacers got within four before Cleveland closed it out at the line.

LeBron James was typical LeBron, scoring 25 points on 11-of-20 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and four blocks (he did have an uncharacteristic eight turnovers).

The Cavaliers won the regular season series 3-1, taking the April game in the overtime, barely.

George led IN in points (32), rebounds (8) and assists (7) on Monday, which brought his series averages to 30.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists while he shot 48.7 percent from the field and 55.6 percent from 3.




The Cavaliers have a 2-0 lead over the Indiana Pacers, yet fans are anxious.

As much as anything, Lue wanted the Cavs to attack for four quarters and not fade in the final 12 minutes as they did in Game 1 and as they did twice late in the regular season. Missing - or passing up - those looks led to the Cavs' recent frustration with Shumpert.

Irving ended the period by draining a 3-pointer over Stephenson and the All-Star made sure Indiana's antagonizing guard knew about it, yapping in his direction long after the horn sounded. Defensive breakdowns. Bad shots.

The victory came at a cost for Cleveland however, with guard J.R. Smith limping off with a hamstring injury.

Despite losing the opener, Pacers coach Nate McMillian insisted his team hadn't lost any confidence. "We came in believing, we still believe". "That's everybody's job, so I just did my job", he said. On Monday, he scored 13 points in 26 minutes, but he picked up four personal fouls. Simply leaving Stephenson in the game when the starters return has been McMillan's biggest lineup adjustment since returning to Ellis as a starter, and there's been no real attempt at shortening the rotation beyond only playing Lavoy Allen five minutes instead of 10.

The Indiana Pacers plan on staying safe following a scare in Cleveland.

The Pacers have a 115.3 offensive rating through the first two games. He also passed Magic Johnson (358 steals) for third place in playoff steals. A moment of silence was observed for Robert Godwin Sr., the 73-year-old tragically gunned down by the Facebook assailant.

Kyrie Irving scored 25 points in the second half - 37 for the game. The homework for the Pacers is to watch film on how to get better at covering those two individuals in particular before the test on Thursday.

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