Links to the Present: 4/20/17 Cavs look to go up 3-0

Cavs Pacers Game 3 preview | Cavs.com

The Pacers look to rebound against the Cavs in Indiana.  Cavs are 12-0 when leading a series 2-0.

Cavs unconventional 1-3, 3-1 pick and roll is killing the Pacers | Cleveland Plain Dealer

Most NBA teams use a 1-4 or 1-5 (point guard and power forward/center) pick and roll.  The Cavs are blessed with doing it with a 1-3 or 3-1 combination that is a deadly offensive weapon (having LeBron and Kyrie help too).

J.R. Smith questionable for Game 3 with hamstring injury | ESPN

Cavs are looking to be cautious as Smith has a hamstring injury.  Smith missed the second half of Game 2.  Iman Shumpert would start if Smith would be held out

Smith: “Thumb injury a blessing in disguise” | ESPN

While the injury took JR off the court for a long period of time, it allowed him to spend a lot of time with his family (including prematurely born daughter).

Here’s where to party for the Cavs games | Fox Cleveland

Some cool places to go and watch the Cavs games in Cleveland.

Pacers return home in order to try and fight back in series | Fox Sports

Pacers look to use their home court advantage to get a couple games back against the Cavs.

Cavs better when LeBron doesn’t guard best offensive threat | CBS Cleveland

LeBron is best when he is fresh and able to not have the burden of guarding the opposing team’s best player.  That task goes to J.R. Smith.

Newest Cav, Walter “Edy” Tavares win D-League Defensive Player of the Year | Cleveland Plain Dealer

Edy Tavares was awarded for his defensive play in the developmental league.  Luckily, the Cavs have him under contract for the next couple of years.

 

 

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