Wellsports.biz – The Cavaliers have snagged a 2-0 series lead and head to Indianapolis to try to remove any doubt that they’ll be advancing to the second round. This series has been closer than most imagined, with the Cavaliers struggling to maintain leads in the 4th quarter. This has led to margins of victory of just one and six points, respectively. This has led to a bit of anxiety, but the Cavaliers remain in a very good spot going into their third game.
Speaking of ol’ J.R., an MRI on his left hamstring came back negative, and he’s questionable for Game 3. If he can’t suit up, the Cavaliers could be in some trouble when it comes to guarding Paul George. If the Cavaliers roll with Iman Shumpert, they could be faced with spacing issues as Indy was comfortable leaving him wide open in the second half in Game 2. If the team starts Kyle Korver, LeBron James will probably have to draw the Paul George lineup, and that will be putting stress on LeBron that, to this point, the Cavaliers haven’t wanted to place on their star.
Kyle Korver has been mostly punchless in this series, only getting up five shots in the first two games. I think the Cavaliers are a more dangerous team when Korver is involved, and it’s worth wondering if more time with the starters will allow him to get loose.
Kevin Love had one of the best games of his Cavaliers career in Game 2, and it’ll be interesting to see how interested the Cavaliers are in getting him the ball, especially if the Pacers try to play small-ball again. That didn’t go so well for Lance Stephenson last time.
The Cavaliers, uh, need to hold onto a lead once they get it. They’ve been brutal in the fourth quarter in both games of this series. Even though it hasn’t burned them yet, you can only play with fire for so long. The team will not be happy with themselves if they blow a valuable day or two of rest because they lost focus in crunch time. Going for bets visit wellbet