NBA Playoffs 2018: Watch Pacers vs. Cavaliers Game 7, series schedule, TV channel, online stream
It all comes down to one more game. The Pacers throttled the Cavs in Friday’s Game 6 to force a winner-take-all Game 7 in Cleveland on Sunday. Victor Oladipo was remarkable, putting up a triple-double with 28 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. He’ll see if he can duplicate the performance on Sunday.
Here’s a recap of the series so far, and how you can watch Game 7.
No. 4 Cleveland Cavaliers (50-32) vs. No. 5 Indiana Pacers (48-34)
How to Watch Game 7
- Date: Sunday, April 29
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- Location: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio
- TV: ABC
- Live stream: WatchESPN.com or WatchESPN app
Playoff series schedule
Regular season series: Pacers won 3-1
Injury report: George Hill missed Game 6 due to back spasms.
Cavaliers win if …
The Cavaliers win if they flip the switch. They’ve been an up-and-down team all season, but they finished the season with flashes of who they want to be come postseason time. Larry Nance Jr. gives them a lot of versatility off the bench and is a game-changer for them. However, none of this matters if they can’t flip the switch and look like the team everybody expects them to be. That will depend on LeBron James.
Pacers win if …
The Pacers can win this series if the Cleveland’s defense doesn’t improve in the playoffs. The Cavs have been one of the NBA’s worst defensive teams this season and ranks 29th in defensive efficiency. The Pacers have a fast-paced offense that can exploit the Cavs in a hurry. They’re an average defensive team, though, so they’ll need to outscore the Cavs to have a chance.
According to SportsLine data scientist Stephen Oh, the Cavaliers have a 59.8 percent chance to win the first round and a 34.4 percent chance of reaching the conference finals. SportsLine will have game-by-game gambling advice for every playoff series here.
2018 Playoff Bracket