LeBron, Cavs escape with 109-108 win over Pacers in Game 1

Toronto bested an out-of-sync Cavaliers team 98-83 in Cleveland, while Boston snatched the No. 1 seed in the East with a victory over Milwaukee.

"I'm ecstatic to be here, my first time to watch the Cavaliers".

The Cavs, who went 10-14 over March and April and ended the regular season on a four-game losing streak, are wiping the slate clean as they enter the postseason.

All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving (knee) and center Tristan Thompson (thumb) also could be held out.

Although there was still a chance to get the top seed, the Cavs put more value on rest and sat James, Irving and Love, who will be fresh for Saturday's Game 1 against the Indiana Pacers.

If any team can flip the switch, it might be this one. The best thing for our team is, we want to go down the stretch and be healthy. "But today we had to cram a lot of stuff in". "There's always another level to get to", he said.

In many ways, the Cavs are the superior team, but there is something to be said about how both teams seemed to flip roles down the stretch with IN becoming the hottest IN the East while Cleveland staggered.

"With all the injuries and all the things we've been through, I feel good". The Cavaliers, the defending National Basketball Association champions, are led by LeBron James, who averaged 26.4 ppg.

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Coach Tyronn Lue is getting a little sick of hearing what a disappointing, dysfunctional season his team slogged through to get to this point.

"What's insane is that this season seemed like it went by faster than the one a year ago", Lue said. And this year is no different for the three-time champion. This season went by fast.

This year, he's playing a much smaller role for the seventh-seeded Pacers, but he can still be valuable if he's able to get under LeBron's skin early in the series. "We had some key injuries that set us back, but for the most part, it's pretty much the same".

A third straight NBA Finals matchup between the Warriors and Cavaliers is still considered the most likely outcome according to the sportsbooks.

Here's where the five starters (and a couple of key bench players) from the 2013-14 IN squad are now. "That's my job to make sure everybody in that locker room understands that we're going to win".

We'll see how it plays out, but compared to 2016's 10-game breeze through the Eastern Conference Playoffs, it may not be such a cakewalk for the Cavs, who lost home court advantage in the Eastern Conference, if they do indeed meet up with the Boston Celtics.

The Cavaliers have lost three games in a row while aiming for the one seed in the Eastern Conference, including blowing a 26-point fourth quarter lead to the Atlanta Hawks. It would be interesting to find out how the Cavs will play after failing to make the difference in the last four games of the regular season. The Raptors have the same core as last year so the Cavs know exactly what to expect and can study tape from last year's Eastern Conference Finals.

As he does every year, James avoids social media and other outside communication, a tradition he calls "Zero Dark 23". Golden State is the clear-cut favorite but if they were to slip up at all, the Spurs are the team that would immediately benefit.


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