Just when you thought the Pacers were going to go up two games to none in the first round of the NBA playoffs, King LeBron James had a lot to say when it came to the Pacers’ fate last night in scoring the first thirteen points of the game for the Cavaliers. Before the Pacers knew what hit them, it was clear that the King had come to play basketball last night in Cleveland at the Q. James scored 46 points for the evening and the Cavaliers needed each and every one of them in the three point victory, after leading 33-18 at the end of the first quarter.
The series is now tied at one game apiece with the Cavaliers’ 100-97 victory. The scene now switches to the Heartland in Indianapolis for the next two games at Bankers Life Field House Friday and Sunday night, where you can expect a fired up group of Pacer fans waiting for the King and His Court.
I am predicting that these next two games will be close and hard fought. The Cavaliers can ill afford to go back to Cleveland down three games to one in this best of seven series to Victor Oladipo and his teammates, but I hope they do.