The Pacers fall to Cleveland as they continue to struggle to get calls

Buddy Hield, Indiana Pacers(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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The Bad

The Cavaliers are typically one of the slowest teams in the NBA in terms of time per possession. The final total for the Cavs ended up at 122, but when watching the game, it was clear that the Cavs patience ended up with so many open looks, and the Pacers just had to hope that the Cavs would miss. Obviously, that’s not a good recipe for success in the NBA. The Cavs shot 52.3% from the field and 15-16 from the free throw line, racking up points almost at will. Honestly, I don’t know what else the Pacers could have done tonight, especially when Myles Turner picked up his second and third foul during the second quarter…

If you were watching the game, Turner’s second foul was maybe… (cough, cough)… a flop that resulted in an offensive foul… And the third foul was a “push” on the three-point line. The issue was that those fouls both came around the 6 minute mark in the second quarter over the course of about 10 seconds. The Pacers were down 2 when Turner sat down, and by the end of the half, the Pacers trailed by 16. It was a tough break for the Pacers big man, who played so well. It would have been awesome to him play the whole game without that foul trouble.

This may be more personal to me as a fan of Indiana’s racing history, but I’m sure the Pacers social media is taking note of the Cavs twitter account now after this post. I’m not sure what to say about it, but it just gets to me for some reason. On a side note, I’m already getting excited for the Month of May!