PLAYOFFS!!!! LET'S GOOO!!!!!!!!!
But today, both teams begins the playoff season with 0-0 records in race to win four games. For the Pacers to win that race they will have to win at least one game at Air Canada Centre and with all of the pressure to win Game 1 resting with the Raptors, the time is now for the Pacers to gain the edge they will need to win the series.
Both teams are rested, so focus and energy shouldn't be an issue, although the 12:30 p.m. ET start for the normally nocturnal hoopers adds a tricky dynamic. Regardless, execution at both ends will be the difference. Do the little things well and win your matchup. Easy enough.
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|2015-16 NBA Playoffs|
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|April 16, 2016 - 12:30 p.m. ET|
|Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON|
|TV: ESPN ---- Radio: AM 1070/93.5 FM The Fan|
|George Hill||PG||Kyle Lowry|
|Monta Ellis||SG||Norman Powell|
|Paul George||SF||DeMar DeRozan|
|Lavoy Allen||PF||Luis Scola|
|Ian Mahinmi||C||Jonas Valanciunas|