The Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers are in a critical game five tonight as the series shifts back to Cleveland with a 7 p.m. tipoff time on TNT.
The Cavs are coming into tonight’s game with winning a crucial game four win at Indiana Sunday night. Korver, who has been struggling throughout the series, came through with 18 points (four made three’s). Jordan Clarkson, who also has struggled this series provided an offensive boost off the bench with 12 points.
The Cavs need the Korver and also Clarkson to produce offensively like they did Sunday night to have a chance to win tonight.
Series so far:
Game one: Indiana — 98, Cleveland — 80.
Game two: Cleveland — 100, Indiana — 97.
Game three: Indiana — 92, Cleveland — 90.
Game four: Cleveland — 104, Indiana — 100.
Series tied 2-2.
The Cavs so far have averaged 93.5 points per game. They have given up an average of 96.75 points per game so far in this series.
It will be interesting to see what type of effort and urgency this Cavs team comes out with tonight.
Latest injury report:
George Hill is out again tonight
Jose Calderon to start.
— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydNBA) April 25, 2018
Probable starting line-ups and injuries for both teams via Cavs.com preview.
Indiana Pacers (2-2)
(G) Darren Collison, (G) Victor Oladipo, (F) Bojan Bogdanovic, (F) Thaddeus Young, (C) Myles Turner.
Injuries — None.
Cleveland Cavaliers (2-2)
(G) Jose Calderon, (G) Kyle Korver, (F) JR Smith, (F) LeBron James, (C) Kevin Love.
Injuries — George Hill (Questionable).