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Bojan Bogdanovic scored a postseason career-high 30 points during a comeback 92-90 win over the Cavs in Game 3 on Friday, adding four rebounds and seven 3-pointers.

He was 11-of-15 from the field for a tidy 96.7 eFG% in this comeback win after the Pacers fell behind 57-40 at half. Bojan had the Rockets approach for scoring with all of his 11 makes coming either at the rim or from deep while several of his treys were well beyond the arc. He was also a star on the defensive end with on-ball pressure on LeBron James, which is even more impressive after he picked up two fouls in the first 2:30 of this win. He's been solid all season and he'll continue to be the most important defensive piece in what looks like will be a lengthy series.
Apr 20 - 9:59 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 12 points with seven rebounds, one assist, three steals and two blocks in 33 minutes against the Cavs during a 92-90 win on Friday for Game 3.

Bojan Bogdanovic will get all the credit as he should, but Thad turned in one of his best games in a while today. He was torched by LeBron James in Game 2 with 'Bron putting up a 100 eFG% on his nine attempts against him, but today Young made numerous defensive plays in the second half. He also kept Kevin Love whisper quiet in the second half while making some easy shots around the rim. The former Nets saved the day today, but don't expect it to happen too often.
Apr 20 - 9:52 PM

Victor Oladipo made 5-of-15 from the field for 18 points with six rebounds, seven assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in a win over the Cavs on Friday.

He did not have his shot today and he was 1-of-8 from deep, but the Pacers were able to pull out the comeback victory. The Cavs were trapping Oladipo more in this game, but he was able to get the ball to his teammates. Oladipo is likely going to see a similar strategy against him in Game 3 and the Cavs will just hope Bojan Bogdanovic cools off on Sunday.
Apr 20 - 9:49 PM

Joe Young (sinus infection) is questionable for Game 3 on Friday.

He's not in the rotation anyway with Darren Collison and Cory Joseph healthy right now.
Apr 19 - 4:12 PM

Myles Turner shot 7-of-12 from the field to finish Wednesday's game with 18 points, five rebounds and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

Turner has found another gear in the postseason, shooting a combined 13-of-21 through two games to help Indiana split the first two games in Cleveland. That's even more striking in comparison to his ice-cold finish to the regular season -- he averaged 8.4 points on 36.0% shooting in the Pacers' final 13 games. He averaged more points (13.2) on better shooting (48.8%) away from Indiana this season, but hopefully he can stay hot at home on Friday.
Apr 18 - 9:54 PM

Darren Collison was clutch on Wednesday, making 7-of-11 shots to score 16 points with six assists, five rebounds and one steal in 33 minutes.

Collison hit a pair of huge 3-pointers to help Indiana trim the deficit to three points with 36.3 seconds remaining, but they couldn't get over the hump. The veteran led the NBA with ridiculous 46.4% shooting from deep this season, and Indiana may want to get him even more looks as the series shifts to Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Apr 18 - 9:54 PM

Victor Oladipo got into early foul trouble on Wednesday, but still finished Game 2 with 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting, two 3-pointers, six assists, three rebounds, two steals and six turnovers.

Oladipo committed his second personal foul with 10:58 remaining in the first quarter and wound up playing just 28 minutes -- he averaged 34.0 per game during the regular season. The Pacers still split the first two games of the series 1-1, and they head back to Indiana with homecourt advantage on their side. With a 27-14 record at home this regular season, that could be a critical factor as the series unfolds.
Apr 18 - 9:51 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 15 points in Sunday's Game 1 victory over Cleveland.

BB wasn't exactly firing pellets, finishing just 5-of-17 from the field, including 1-of-6 from behind the 3-point line. He did add six boards and three steals to his line, so at least it wasn't a total loss from a fantasy standpoint. The most promising statistic is that Bogdanovic logged 39 minutes in a decidedly one-sided regulation game, as that bodes well for his playing time as the series progresses.
Apr 15 - 6:48 PM

Myles Turner reminded everyone who he was in Sunday's Game 1 win over Cleveland with 16 points, eight rebounds, and a block on 6-of-9 shooting.

Turner played 33.5 minutes and offered a very promising quote after the game. "I have a refreshed mindset, I need to make myself a presence and am going to continue to do that." The Pacers are going to be a problem if Turner can complement Oladipo offensively on a consistent basis. It's only been one game, but so far, so good for Indiana.
Apr 15 - 6:44 PM

Victor Oladipo was dominant in an emphatic 98-80 Game 1 win over the Cavaliers, finishing with 32 points, six rebounds, four assists, four steals, six triples, and a block on 11-of-19 shooting.

Some might point out the fact that Dipo was just 4-of-8 from the charity stripe, and others might respond with an eye roll. Oladipo was nothing short of phenomenal in his 2018 postseason debut, and the biggest takeaway was that the Cavs simply had no answers to slow him down. We'll see if that changes in Game 2.
Apr 15 - 6:40 PM

Trevor Booker has been dealing with shoulder tendinitis.

Booker wears an undershirt under his uniform to help with the issue, but it's not expected to impact his availability during the postseason for the Pacers.
Apr 15 - 5:10 PM

The Pacers are rolling with their traditional starting five for Game 1 vs. Cleveland.

Indiana will start Darren Collison, Victor Oladipo, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young, and Myles Turner for their inaugural playoff game vs. the Cavs. After beating Cleveland 3-1 in the regular season series, the Pacers will be looking to carry that positive momentum over into the playoffs.
Apr 15 - 3:19 PM

Myles Turner couldn't turn things around on Tuesday vs. Charlotte, scoring two points on 1-of-8 shots with three boards, one assist and two blocks in 21 minutes.

Victor Oladipo (foot), Bojan Bogdanovic (rest) and Thaddeus Young (rest) all sat out, but Indiana limited the minutes of Turner and Darren Collison by design since the No. 5 seed has been locked up. Regardless, this was a huge letdown for Turner and he'll head into the postseason in the midst of a brutal slump -- he's averaging 4.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks on 27.3% shooting over his last five games.
Apr 10 - 9:19 PM

T.J. Leaf scored 13 points vs. the Hornets on Tuesday, adding three boards and one assist in 22 minutes.

Victor Oladipo (foot), Bojan Bogdanovic (rest) and Thaddeus Young (rest) all sat this one out, so Leaf finally got a chance to play some minutes after being glued to the bench for months. This was just his third game of the season with at least 13 points and he has basically no shot of being in the playoff rotation.
Apr 10 - 9:15 PM

Glenn Robinson III matched his season-high with 13 points in a 119-93 blowout loss to Charlotte on Tuesday, adding eight rebounds, one assist and three triples in a team-high 40 minutes.

Only one other Pacer played more than 30 minutes and that was Lance Stephenson. Victor Oladipo (foot), Bojan Bogdanovic (rest) and Thaddeus Young (rest) were all given the night off since the Pacers have already clinched the No. 5 seed, so that explains the big minutes for Robinson. He's now scored 12+ points in three straight games and is hitting his stride heading into the postseason where he will likely see minutes in the high teens to lower 20s.
Apr 10 - 9:11 PM


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