Victor-y: Oladipo scores 32 as Pacers stun LeBron, Cavs

Mike Wells previews the Pacers Cavaliers series

Mike Wells previews the Pacers Cavaliers series

The Cavs got within seven in the fourth, but Oladipo, once a role player who has blossomed into an All-Star in his first season with in, hit a big 3-pointer and Bojan Bogdanovic helped put Cleveland away with a 3 to make it 88-71.

"You always hear people say in the regular season, sometimes it's a "play-off-type atmosphere".

James is currently sixth in the all-time list of triple doubles, as he now has 73 - five behind former Philadelphia 76ers center Wilt Chamberlain in 5th, but 108 behind triple double table-topper Oscar Robertson, who played point guard for the Cincinnati Royals in the 1960s and Milwaukee Bucks in the early 1970s.

Game two is Thursday (NZT).

Although James finished the match with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists, he saw his 21-match winning streak come to an end. The Cleveland Cavaliers were, too, and reportedly had a deal involving Kevin Love on the table.

The last time LeBron James lost a first-round National Basketball Association playoffs game was May 6, 2012. The 33-year-old is trying to get to his eighth straight Finals, and already the path is tougher than imagined. Having home court advantage now, the Pacers could put the defending Eastern Conference champions on the ropes with another win in Game 2.

Indiana's physicality influenced the poor shooting by Cleveland, who ranks fifth in shooting percentage.

"He said he felt good and wanted to play more, but it won't be a steady diet of 44 minutes".

The Celtics led 99-96 with 0.5 seconds left in regulation in Boston when Middleton took an inbounds pass on the far right wing and hit a contested 35-footer to force OT.

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Among the women, Vinesh won gold in the 50kg competition as she ended at the top of the standings at the end of the Nordic format. Boxer Gaurav Solanki won gold in men's 52kg category on Saturday. "She called me early in the morning, crying, saying victory".

Oladipo facilitated Indiana's success with 32 points, six rebounds, four assists, and four steals.

Sometimes, Stephenson's antics backfire (like when he made a choke sign at James from the Pacers' bench during the 2012 playoffs). Malcolm Brogdon scored all 16 of his points after halftime for Milwaukee. That's roughly seven full games. Sunday's Game 1 proved that.

Rozier added three free-throws to provide the final margin. Domantas Sabonis had 5 fouls in the first three quarters. Jeff Green has provided stability and energy for the wine and gold this season in a much more profound role than what Richard Jefferson held with Cleveland the past few seasons, so he has an argument for some minutes.

"We've got to be better", Collison said.

LeBron's eagerness to get the other players involved is part of what has made him such a tremendous player throughout the years.

Rozier dribbled the clock down before crossing over Eric Bledsoe, stepping back and swishing an apparent game-winner with a half-second showing on the clock.

Rozier said he knows he's under a spotlight this postseason with Kyrie Irving out for the season following his recent knee surgery.

This may have been a surprise to outsiders, but it was just another day on the office hardwood for the Pacers, who won 48 games during the regular season and were the only team to beat Golden State twice.

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