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, Indiana Pacers outdueled Cleveland Cavaliers , coming ontop of the series and winning 4 playoff games as opposed to Cleveland Cavaliers ’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 134.4, defensive rating of 96.7, 14.0 free-throw attempts, and 30.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.5 percent clip as a team. Cleveland Cavaliers had an offensive rating of 96.7, defensive rating of 134.4, 16.0 free-throw attempts, 38.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.316 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Indiana Pacers finished the game with a record of 90 , 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, Indiana Pacers had a better score in the effective shooting percentage category with 0.649 percent, Indiana Pacers had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 7.8 vs 16.7.
The most impactful players on each team in the Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers matchup of the 2018 East 1st Round NBA Playoffs were Victor Oladipo and LeBron James based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Victor Oladipo for the Indiana Pacers in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 19.0 and made 11.0 , 1.0 offensive rebounds 12.0 defensive rebounds, 10.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.313. While LeBron James put up 16.0 and made 7.0, 0.0 offensive rebounds, 5.0 defensive rebounds, 7.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.151.