The Cleveland Cavaliers regained home court advantage with their Game 4 victory over Indiana and will try and be within a victory of winning their Round 1 series on Wednesday on TNT at 7:05 Eastern.
After four games in the Cavs-Pacers series, the most striking element to this reporter is how LeBron James career is coming full circle. In his early days with Cleveland, everything revolved around him and all the other players had roles to fulfill. The Cavaliers had a lot of success doing this but did not have the overall star-power to win championships which is why LeBron left.
Though still one of the best, if not the best player in basketball, the King’s team is 100 percent reliant on him. Cleveland’s success or failure depends on if the King’s court has individuals playing like knights or court jesters.
For pivotal Game 5, the NBA odds have the Cavs as a 6.5-point favorite with a total of 205. To date, the favorite is 1-3 ATS in the series the UNDER is a perfect 4-0. What changes might we see in this matchup?
It’s safe to say Indiana’s practices and discussion of adjustments for this series have not focused a lot of time talking about the Cavaliers bench players. Yet they do not win Game 4 without Jordan Clarkson’s 12 points. The simple truth is LBJ can start and finish for Cleveland, but he needs help in the middle sections of games.