NBA Fantasy Basketball Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers
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Lebron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers will be hosting Paul George’s Indiana Pacers in this Eastern Conference battle. FanPicks has your your NBA Fantasy basketball preview for this game. Come enjoy some DFS news and previews at www.fanpicks.com
The Cavaliers are still leading the Eastern Conference with 2 games ahead of the Toronto Raptors despite their struggling form lately, having won once in their last 4 games. Their latest defeat came yesterday at the arms of a Washington Wizards team led by John Wall. The double digit loss was unexpected for this Cavs group playing without their leader Lebron James, who missed his first game since early December. With James back in the lineup for tonight, they shouldn’t have any issues at home against the Pacers. In fact they’ve won 13 straight against the Pacers when Lebron is in the lineup but will definitely need to play much better if they want to compete with real championship contenders such as the Spurs, Thunder or Warriors.
The Pacers are ranked 6th in the Eastern Conference but don’t really have a stronghold yet on their playoff position. They’ve won 50% of their last 10 games and are a middle of the pack team led by Paul George competitiveness and consistency. Their defense is probably the strongest point, ranking in the top 10 teams in the league in pts allowed. The last time both teams met in Indiana less than a month ago, the Pacers came close but dropped the game in Overtime. Their big men Paul George had a really poor game netting only 11 pts but Monte Ellis had to step up, and threw down 18 for his team. They will definitely try to take advantage of a tired Cavaliers squad that showed tremendous weaknesses in their game last night.