The Pacers have been sputtering at the offensive end of late which is the main culprit in the team's recent three-game losing streak.
The clunky offense is being blamed for the struggling defensive which has seen Pacers send opponents to the foul line while losing track of the three-point line in the past few games. When the team is rolling on offense, the Pacers always point to their defense for setting the tone and freeing them up on the offensive end. So the offense takes the blame when things go bad and doesn't get the credit when all is good.
Against the Cavs, the Pacers are going to have to be good at both ends of the game and then be really good down the stretch to get a win which would certainly snap them out of their current funk. The Cavs have won five of six games and currently sit in second place in the East. This quote from LeBron indicates he will have his team ready to go to beat the Pacers and keep them chasing a playoff spot.
"They're a team that's equipped for the playoffs, for sure," James said. "Just going up against them the last few years I know for sure what they're all about. It's a good style of play for the postseason."
Check out my appearance on Cavs Insider where we discussed Paul George and the Pacers potential matchup with the Cavs in the playoffs.
|2014-15 NBA Regular Season|
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|March 20, 2015 - 7:30 p.m. ET|
|Quicken Loans Arena - Cleveland, OH|
|TV: Fox Sports Indiana ---- Radio: AM 1070/107.5 FM The Fan|
|George Hill||PG||Kyrie Irving|
|C.J. Miles||SG||J.R. Smith|
|Solomon Hill||SF||LeBron James|
|David West||PF||Kevin Love|
|Roy Hibbert||C|| Timofey Mozgov |