CLEVELAND– The reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers took a two-game lead against the Indiana Pacers in the opening round of the playoffs. They won Monday night’s match-up, 117-111.
Kyrie Irving was on fire with 37 points. Kevin Love added 27 while LeBron James put up 25. Love and James also contributed rebounds in the double digits.
The Big Three needed a big night as Indiana’s Paul George had 32 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists.
The Cavs won 109-108 on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena. James was in playoff form with 32 points, with 6 rebounds and 13 assists.
The rest of the Round 1 schedule:
Game 3: Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Game 4: Sunday, April 23 at 1 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Game 5: Tuesday, April 25 at Quicken Loans Arena (If necessary)
Game 6: Thursday, April 27 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse (If necessary)
Game 7: Saturday, April 29 at Quicken Loans Arena (If necessary)