Victor Oladipo was sacked up by Dan Gilbert's trade comment

Indiana Pacers bench comprised of the starters stand to watch the closing seconds of the game. Mandatory Credit Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana Pacers bench comprised of the starters stand to watch the closing seconds of the game. Mandatory Credit Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Calderon, who has never made it out of the first round before, went 0-for-3. However, this game was mainly lost because the Cavs underestimated the Pacers.

"The oldest National Basketball Association playoff cliche snaked its way into the Cavaliers" locker room Sunday.Hasn't been around these parts much, because, well, losing Game 1 of a first-round series is not something they do. Myles Turner put up 16 points with eight rebounds, Bojan Bogdanovic had 15 points plus six boards along with three steals and Lance Stephenson contributed 12 points. I wouldn't blame them for their overconfidence, considering the fact that LeBron has made the finals seven years in a row. Many thought the Pacers were ripped off in the deal and could have gotten much more for their star player.

The Cavs were 8-for-34 on 3-pointers. We've been playing our butts off on both ends of the floor all year. It's just that it hasn't been magnified. "It's the playoffs and now everybody sees it. So, it's like, it's kind of shocking to everybody".

After dropping a game-high 32 points, Victor Oladipo said he had a little extra motivation, explaining that Cavs owner Dan Gilbert's comments about the offseason trade that sent Paul George to Oklahoma City in exchange for Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis had added some fire to his game. The Pacers won 98-80 to hand LeBron James his first loss in 21 games in the first round and now the hot takes are going to be flying.

I wouldn't say the Cavs should panic. They took advantage of everything we wanted to do. But we're not going to come in here and just fold. We planning on winning. That's why we came to play this game is to win, not just to come here and just be OK. He will try to rally the Cavaliers in Game 2 set for Wednesday night at 7 pm E.T. James has been to the past seven NBA Finals. And most of what they did worked.

This series was expected by just about everyone to be a Cavs win.

Hill sustained a bruised back when he was hit from behind on a screen by Indiana's Trevor Booker. He played 26 minutes without scoring a point.

The Boston Celtics relied on a better overtime performance to win the first game of their showdown against the Milwaukee Bucks, 113-107. "I was down 3-1 in the Finals".

James finished with 24 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, but the Cavaliers as a whole struggled with their shooting touch throughout the game, especially when it came to 3-pointers.

"(Green) has to be more aggressive attacking the basket, be more aggressive offensively", Lue said". We couldn't score the ball.

James has often said Game 1 of a playoff is a feel-out game. The Pacers, who dominated most of the game, shot 45.6 percent while holding the Cavaliers to 38.5 percent.

"We've got 10 new players", coach Nate McMillan said.

IN continued their success against the Cavaliers as they beat them for the fourth time in five meetings this season, counting the regular season.

Cleveland was ice cold out of the gates and things didn't get better as the game wore on. "You're going to have to be clear about what you need to do, and connected out there". That's what the media and those guys say.

"On this team, we all know what Victor can do when he steps on the court", Thaddeus Young said.

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