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2018 NBA Playoffs Round 1: Indiana Pacers Vs Cleveland Cavaliers Game 1, Live Scores & Updates

FULL-TIME: Cleveland Cavaliers 80-98 Indiana Pacers
Updated: 16 April 2018 04:01 IST - Published: 15 April 2018 22:09 IST
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That's all folks! Thank you for following Sportskeeda's live coverage of the NBA Playoffs.

Be sure to check right in again for Game 2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers - Indiana Pacers series on Thursday, 19 April at 4:30 AM (IST).

If you can't wait, we've got a series preview analysis on the same to help you fathom what's more in store!

This is us Yash Matange and Raunak Jaiswal signing off...
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Let us now see some highlights from the game!
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In the end, it was always Indiana's game from the beginning. They made the Cavs trail them throughout and despite losing their rhythm in early fourth-quarter, the young guns rallied back to secure an 18-point win. 
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Oladipo ends the night with 32 points from 11 of 19 shooting. He had 4 steals on the night as well, continuing from his regular season exploits.
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Victor Oladipo was certainly the best player on the court tonight. The Indiana University graduate is paying dividends for the state's premier basketball team!
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20th career NBA Playoffs triple-double for The King but he still concedes an 18-point loss? Hmm. 
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This is LeBron James' first ever loss in game 1 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs! DIGEST THAT, LeBron fans!
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IT'S OVER! Indiana Pacers stun the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena 98-80!!!
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We've got a little over a minute of garbage time left now.
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Thaddeus Young goes for a fancy dunk but is fouled in the process.
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Plenty of Cleveland fans heading towards the exits already. Can you really blame them though?
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32 for Oladipo now!
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He converts a reverse layup now. He makes another 3-pointer after a Cavs miss!
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Oladipo misses a long 3-point shot.
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Myles Turner with the BLOCK on Larry Nance Jr.! No easy buckets on his watch!
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Rodney Hood with another catch and shoot 3!
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SABONIS WITH THE POSTER ON KEVIN LOVE! The crowd goes quiet.
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STAT UPDATE: LeBron James has a .873 win record in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. 
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James is fouled yet again and he will shoot two free-throws. He makes the both. 
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Hood makes a 17-footer.
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LeBron James is TRIPLE-TEAMED and is fouled by Indiana. Speaks volumes about the man.
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The lead is back to 17 points now!
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Cavs miss their shot out of the timeout. Bogdanovic makes a corner three.
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James making history tonight. Quite a regular thing these days!
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Oladipo has gone 9 of 16 overall but is spitting fire from the 3-point line. The ex-OKC man has managed 5 of 7 from downtown!!!
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Oladipo with another mid-range pull up jumper yet again! 27 points for him now! Cavs call another timeout.
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Sabonis with a second-chance bucket!
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JR Smith retaliates for the Cavs yet again with a bucket!
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OLADIPOOOO! 25 now for him as he scores a catch and shoot!
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Trevor Booker makes a layup for the Pacers from the timeout.
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Cleveland have trailed the entire game. 
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A 23-point Indiana lead has now been cut short to 7! Cavs can surely smell a comeback victory now!
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Stephenson drives to the basket yet again but misses this time. James pulls off a spin move and converts a layup in transition! Timeout Indiana!
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JR Smith with another bucket of his own! Only a meager 2-pointer this time!
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Makes 1 of 2 only though.
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Gets 2 free throws in the process though.
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Lance Stephenson trying to shake and bake. Oh boy!
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Misses on both ends of the floor. Indiana on the ball now.
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Off we go for the final quarter!
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STAT ATTACK: Oladipo is leading the Pacers in points made with 22 points while James is leading the Cavs with 20.
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It's 73-65 to Indiana right now. A comeback is surely on the cards for the 2016 NBA Champs!
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Jeff Green misses the final shot of the third quarter.
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James makes 2 of the 3 free throws.