Cavaliers (2) vs Pacers (7)

Going back-to-back (word to Drake) starts now and I would be lying if I said that I was 100% confident that this current Cleveland Cavailers team could do that. This Cavailers team finished with a 20-21-road record, they have lost 4 straight, looked out of sync since the start of the New Year. The good thing for them is that they face an Indiana Pacers team who barely squeaked into the playoffs and who have offensive identity issues. Cleveland also has LeBron James who just had another incredible season and who became the only player in the history of the association to average 26 points per game, 7 rebounds per game and 7 assist per game, while shooting 54% from the field. While most players tend to decline in their 14th year, LeBron got better and set career highs in rebounds and assists. Will LeBron get to his 7th straight NBA Finals and win his 4th ring? I’m not sure but will he/Cleveland will ease by the undermanned Indiana team and look to defend their title vs. a strong Eastern Conference.

Prediction: Cleveland in 5 games

Demario Jackson
Baseline Times NBA Staff Writer