Prior to the start of the 2017 NBA season, most people believe that the Indiana Pacers would be in a rebuilding mode. The team had struggled to make the playoffs the prior year and had just traded away their star player, Paul George. While most people did not have very high expectations for the Pacers, team has played very well and ended up finishing high enough in the conference to make the playoffs.
The Pacers ended up earning a bid to the playoffs and we’re scheduled to face the Cleveland Cavaliers. This was not an easy matchup for the Pacers as the Cavaliers continue to be led by LeBron James and have won the Eastern Conference three straight years. While the Pacers were not the favorites to win, they are now actually in the lead after the first three games of the playoffs (https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/4/20/17259474/pacers-cavaliers-2018-time-tv-schedule-watch-live-online-game-3).
During Game 3 of the playoff match, it appeared that the Cavs were in clear control of the game. At one point, the Pacers were down 17 points and looked like they could not score. However, due to the strength of Bodgan Bodganovic, the Pacers were able to complete a very dramatic comeback and they ended up winning the game by two points.
After the very exciting Game 3, the series will continue to be played in Indianapolis for Game 4 before moving back to Cleveland for a game. Winning Game 4 would be a huge boost for the Pacers as they look to hold on to the home court advantage.