Cleveland Cavaliers PG George Hill to miss Game 4 vs. Indiana Pacers

Lynette Rowe
April 23, 2018

Tasked with guarding one of the all-time National Basketball Association greats in LeBron James, Bogdanovic was huge - keeping James quiet and scoring 30 points himself to help the Pacers come from 17 points down to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 92-90 and go 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Had six turnovers (Friday).

"We have full control right now".

With Jordan Clarkson (35.2 percent from three in the regular season) and Jeff Green (31.2 percent from three in the regular season) a combined 1-11 from three-point range in the playoffs, making shots that they should make is the biggest part of the Cavaliers' issues.

"I need to be more aggressive and get more post touches", Love said.

The best-of-seven series, which is tied at a game apiece, shifts to Indianapolis on Friday for Game 3.

In the three minutes and 43 seconds Cleveland went without Love to close the game, it basically played the Pacers even, although a meaningless Oladpio three at the buzzer meant IN outscored the Cavaliers 11-10 during that final stretch. After a quiet Game 1 in which he scored just nine points on 3-of-8 shooting, the forward had 15 points on 5-of-16 shooting before leaving Game 2.

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If the story sounds familiar it's because on January 12 Cavaliers had a 34-12 lead at the end of the first quarter against Pacers and lost the game 97-95.

Bogdanovic said he tries to push James so he catches the ball far from the basket.

Thompson, Lue says, will add toughness and rebounding to the lineup. He played just 20 minutes before fouling out last game.

Pacers coach Nate McMillan was impressed with his ability to produce both ways. It didn't look good.

The Warriors overwhelmed the Kawhi Leonard-less Spurs in the opening three games of the series, and much of the same continues in Sunday's Game 4 at the AT&T Center.

"We've been resilient", guard Victor Oladipo said. The Cavs are shooting the 3 about as often as they did in the regular season but not almost as effectively, with a dip in accuracy from 37.2 percent to 30.9 percent. "We turned it over a couple times trying to get it to him on the block", Lue said of Love's second half.

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