Cleveland Wins Round 1
By CJ Wittman
At Bankers Life Fieldhouse Arena in Indiana, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers fought for game 4 of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Tied at 100, Thaddeus Young put Indiana up 2 with a putback bucket, coming from a missed FG from Paul George. With just 68 seconds left to play, Lebron James cocked back at the three point line, and drained it to take the lead 103-102. After a missed three and turnover from the Pacers’ Paul George, the Cavs take the series 4-0. The stats for the game were almost identical, but key plays such as James’ chasedown block on Thaddeus Young gave the Cavaliers the upper hand to win.
Game 4 the Pacers gave it their all, but couldn’t stop the experience of Lebron James. James has never lost a first round playoff series, standing at 12-0. Lebron also has 21 consecutive wins in the first round, the most for any player since 1984. James’ productivity has lead him and his teams to six straight NBA Finals, and counting.
If anyone has a better chance of winning the Finals, it’s the Cavs. Lebron James has proved it over the years, and is making his presence again this year. The Cavs will go on to face either the Chicago Bulls or the Boston Celtics, who are tied at 2-2 in the series.