Pivotal Game 4 looms in Indianapolis
The Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers continue their first round playoff match up on Sunday at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
The Pacers lead the series by two games to one after defeating the Cavaliers 92-90 in Game 3 of the series. Bojan Bogdanovic led the way for Indiana with 30 points on 11-of-15 from the field including 7-of-9 from long range.
Victor Oladipo added 18 for the hosts who do not seem to be overawed by the Cavaliers reputation and record of three consecutive Eastern Conference champions.
Cleveland won the Central Division crown in the regular campaign by two games over the Pacers with Milwaukee six games back and the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls failing to make the postseason.
That familiarity has benefitted Indiana so far in the playoffs and a sweep at home by the Pacers would make things very interesting head back to the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Wednesday.
The Pacers are 21/4 to win the series, with Cleveland 2/15.
Meanwhile over in Washington the Wizards will look to even their series with the Toronto Raptors in Game 4 of their first round clash.
Toronto won easily at home before getting blown out in Game 3. The Raptors posted a 34-7 mark at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto during the regular campaign, tied with the Houston Rockets for best in the NBA, and the Raptors will fancy their chances in any series this postseason.
Still a win in Washington would soothe any potential nerves for the visitors. The Wizards are 6/1 to win the series.
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