The Pacers will put their home-court advantage to the test on Thursday when they face the Cavaliers in Game 3 of their first-round NBA playoffs series.
Down 0-2 after coming up short at winning time in the first two games at Quicken Loans Arena, the Pacers will have a gold clad Fieldhouse ready to rock from the tip. The Pacers have technical adjustments to make at both ends of the floor which may include a change to the playing rotation. Most likely, C.J. Miles or Glenn Robinson III starting for Monta Ellis.
The Pacers can certainly get over the hump at home against the Cavs we saw in Cleveland. The question now: Will this Cavs team flash their championship caliber of play? Raising their level of play in the hostile environment they face would do the trick and at the same time put away the Pacers.
Like Game 1, this is a game set up for the Pacers to win. GO GET IT!!!
Cavaliers vs. Pacers - 7:00 p.m. ET at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Odds: Bovada has the Cavaliers at -2.5 favorites.
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups
Pacers: Jeff Teague (PG), Monta Ellis (SG), Paul George (SF), Thaddeus Young(PF), Myles Turner (C)
Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving (PG), J.R. Smith (SG), LeBron James (SF), Kevin Love (PF), Tristan Thompson (C)