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    Cleveland Cavaliers First Round of Playoffs


    The Cleveland Cavaliers are taking on the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the 2018 playoffs. The Cavs finished the season in first place of the Central Division with a record of 50 wins and 32 losses. The Pacers who are also in the central division finished the season in second place of the with a record of 48 wins and 34 losses.

    The first game of the series was in Cleveland on April 15th at the Quicken Loans Arena (The Q). The Cavs fell short in the first game they lost 98 to 80. This was a tough 18 point loss for the Cavs at home.

    The Cavs being a game down in the series needed a win in the second game that was also in Cleveland also. The game was on April 18th. The Cavs came out and played well in a hard-fought game on both sides. The Cavs were able to come out with a win with the score being 100 to 97. This was a good win to tie up the series for the Cavs.

    With the series tied at one game a piece the Cavs and Pacers headed to Indianapolis for game three. The game was played at the Bankers Life Field-house on April 20th. The game was another really close game but this time the Cavs fell short to the Pacers and lost 90-92.

    The fourth game of the series was also played in Indianapolis on April 24th. With the Pacers being up a game on the Cavs this was a must win for the Cavs or they would be down three to one in the series. The Cavs were able to pull this game off and come up on top of another close game with the score being 104 to 100.

    Game five of the series will be played on Wednesday April 25th at The Q. The series is tied with two wins each and it is up for grabs by either team.


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