The Cavaliers have nothing to play for these final three games, having already clinched the NBA’s best overall record and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. Therefore, coach MikeBrown has decided to use this stretch of games to give some of his starters a rest to get them fresh ahead of the postseason. He will juggle his lineup again
tonight and sit LeBron James.
While the Pacers will miss the playoffs for the fourth straight season, it is now playing some of its best basketball and their win over New York 113-105 Wednesday was their eighth win in ten games. Coach Danny Granger is pleased as he says “were clicking well on the offensive end,” “were making shots, were getting layups, we’re cutting well. We really have everything going now.”
The Cavaliers have won 16 of 19 between the teams and are trying to sweep the season series for the second time in three seasons.
The Pacers have won 2 straight games.
Pacers: 30-48 SU, 38-38-2 ATS
Cavaliers: 61-18 SU, 36-41-2 ATS
The Pacers latest:
While playing on Friday’s they are 3-7
Before playing New Jersey they were 5-5
After playing New York they are 8-2
After a win they are 5-5
The Cavaliers latest:
While playing on Friday they are 8-2
Before playing Orlando they were 5-5
After playing Chicago they are 8-2
After a loss they are 8-2