LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to snap their losing streak by putting away the Indiana Pacers on Feb. 29. But Paul George and his squad won’t make it easy. It’s going to be a Midwestern basketball bash and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see every second.
Sometimes, it’s not good to be king, as “King” LeBron James, 31, and his Cleveland Cavaliers have slipped a bit in the Eastern Conference. Will Paul George, 25, George Hill, 29, and the rest of the Indiana Pacers capitalize and score a much-needed win?
The Pacers will travel to the Q Arena in beautiful Cleveland, Ohio on Feb. 29. With the NBA playoffs getting closer every day, this is a must-win game for both teams. The action starts at 7:00 P.M. EST so be prepared to watch every single moment.
If you live in the Ohio area, you can watch via Fox Sports Ohio — click here for all that information. For those not living in The Buckeye State, you can watch the game via NBA TV and on NBA League Pass. You can sign up for that by clicking here.
However, according to NBA League Pass, “In-market games will be available for purchase 72 hours after completion while nationally televised games will be available for purchase 3 hours after completion.”
Though the Cavs are 41-17 and reign atop of the Eastern Conference, they’ve lost to the Washington Wizards, 113-99, on Feb. 28, according to NBA.com. That loss came after the heartbreaking defeat by the Toronto Raptors, who put away LeBron’s squad, 99-97, on Feb. 27. You can show your support for the Cavs by getting an official jersey here. Or show your Pacers pride with an official replica jersey, which you can get here.
“We can’t play basketball like this going down the stretch,” Cavs’ player J.R. Smith, 30, said after the Wizards loss, according to ESPN. “You talk about contending or being a championship contender and you’re blown out…and get thrashed, make it look good at the end. We can’t do that. If we’re serious about who we’re supposed to be, we can’t do this.”
However, the Pacers have their own problems. They’ve lost three of their last four, including a 111-102 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Feb. 28. There was a point where the Pacers were behind by 21 points. If they can’t keep pace with the Cavs, they’ll end up with another loss and one step further away from the NBA playoffs.
Who do you think will win this game, HollywoodLifers?