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LeBron James Shrugs Off Game 1 Loss to the Pacers

LeBron James Shrugs Off Game 1 Loss to the Pacers

And this time, he began it Saturday by posting a quote on Instagram from Martin Luther King Jr: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that". The man behind the wheel, Victor Oladipo, was driving under the influence of determination.

This loss was shocking for the Cavs and LeBron.

But this was bad.

Wednesday night's game two at Quicken Loans Arena has now turned into their biggest game of the season.

As jolting as this result may be, it's neither a miracle nor a mirage.

"We've been playing hard at both ends all year, but it's been magnified". While they improved on defense as the game went on, I believe they will need to hold IN under 95 points IN the games ahead.

Beyond that modest declaration, Oladipo, 25, didn't say much.

Thus, even with all of their inconsistencies, awful defense and all the roster turnover, many of us expected the Cavs to put Indy away in four games. He swished 11 of 19 field goals and six of nine triples.

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The Pacers backup forward made his stamp on the game by scoring 12 points off the bench in 17 minutes and adding five rebounds, but he was also called for a technical foul for striking James in the head after he was whistled for a common foul for body-checking him.

That doesn't mean he needs to come out shooting the ball every time down the floor, but as Lue said, he needs to be aggressive in the first few minutes to get the Cavs off on the right track.

James admitted that the Pacers were simply better in their first head-to-head, with the Cavs shooting just 38.5 per cent and draining only eight of 34 attempts with their shooting from beyond the three-point line.

In almost 44 minutes of action against the Pacers in Game 1, James led the fourth-seeded Cavaliers with a triple-double of 24 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists, but he was the only Cleveland starter to score in double figures. Malcolm Brogdon scored all 16 of his points after halftime.

Focus after the loss was placed on Jeff Green for going 0-for-7 from the field and grabbing only four rebounds. Tristan and J.R. played a big part of that. Their two offense-only subs - Jose Calderon and Kyle Korver - were a combined 0-of-6. Oladipo got plenty of help, too. Myles Turner gathered 16 points and eight rebounds while Bojan Bogdanovic soldiered his way to 15 points. Lance Stephenson scored 12 off the bench for Indiana. A year ago, the Pacers were going in different directions. In the final minute of the first quarter, he caught the ball at the top of the key and drove down the lane, rising up over Cleveland forward Jeff Green for a vicious right-handed dunk that gave IN a 30-10 lead. They were dominated and seemed intimidated by the LeBron mystique.

LeBron is not exactly shaking in his Nikes.

LeBron has forced himself out of series' holes in the past, most famously the 3-1 deficit to the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals. As in seven straight Finals appearances. "Hopefully in Game 2 I won't play on my heels and I'll play more on my toes and be able to defend without fouling".

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