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NBA Playoffs: Pacers and Cavs Game 2 Monday Night

2017 Nba Playoffs

Lebron is 45-7 Lifetime in First Round of NBA Playoffs

The Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers meet at Quicken Loans Arena in Game 2 of their opening round NBA Playoffs Series. LeBron James has never lost a first-round series. He is 45-7 lifetime in opening-round games. His teams have won the last 18 in row.

Oddsmakers opened the Cavaliers as -7.5-point favorites versus the Pacers, while the game’s total opened at 212. Bettors have moved Cleveland to -8.5 and the total is now settled at 208.

Cleveland was a 109-108 winner in Game #1. The Cavaliers failed to cover as a -9-point favorite. The 217 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. James was brilliant in Game 1. He had 32 points, 13 assists and six rebounds in 43 minutes. He needs only 37 points to pass Kobe Bryant (5,640 points) for third place in NBA playoff scoring history. King James needs two more rebounds to pass Robert Parish (1,765 rebounds) for eighth in postseason history.

Indiana lost Game 1 of the series 109-108. The Pacers covered in that game as a +9-point underdog. The 217 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Pacers lost when C.J. Miles missed an open 14-footer at the buzzer. They also went scoreless for nearly three minutes toward the end of the fourth quarter. This was after Jeff Teague’s 3-pointer put Indiana ahead 105-103 with 3:31 left.

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Next up:
Indiana home to Cleveland Thursday, April 20

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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