The 2018 East 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs featured Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers head-to-head, and both teams battled 7 times. Out of the 7 game series of the 1st Round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs, Cleveland Cavaliers outdueled Indiana Pacers , coming ontop of the series and winning 4 playoff games as opposed to Indiana Pacers ’s 3 playoff games victories.
As we examine the head-to-head stats between both teams, we can see that Indiana Pacers had an offensive rating of 107.5, defensive rating of 110.6, 13.0 free-throw attempts, and 33.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.364 percent clip as a team. Cleveland Cavaliers had an offensive rating of 110.6, defensive rating of 107.5, 26.0 free-throw attempts, 34.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.353 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Indiana Pacers finished the game with a record of 93 , and Cleveland Cavaliers recorded Indiana Pacers possessions throughout the course of the basketball game. Evaluating Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers’s based on the advanced stats,Cleveland Cavaliers had a better score in the effective shooting percentage category with 0.526 percent, Indiana Pacers had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 9.7 vs 11.7.
The most impactful players on each team in the Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers matchup of the 2018 East 1st Round NBA Playoffs were Darren Collison and LeBron James based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Darren Collison for the Indiana Pacers in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 14.0 and made 5.0 , 0.0 offensive rebounds 5.0 defensive rebounds, 8.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.137. While LeBron James put up 22.0 and made 12.0, 2.0 offensive rebounds, 11.0 defensive rebounds, 7.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.214.