Stephenson: Cavs will Panic if they Drop Game 4

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The Pacers lead the series, 2-1, after their 92-90 victory over the Cavs on Friday night.

Indy held a 2-1 lead in their second-round meeting with the Heat in 2012 but ended up losing three straight games and they are keen to avoid a repeat and allow the Cavaliers to steal back home-court advantage. Love did not speak with reporters. They lacked creativity during the last three minutes of the fourth quarter and only scored via the playmaking of James and Kevin Love. "Guys understand what it takes to win, to beat this team". We were really aggressive on both ends of the floor. "Can't turn it over 17 times".

The change worked like a charm, as the Cavs jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the game's first four minutes, all via LeBron James, who started 6-for-7 from the field, including a 3-pointer.

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Most of the focus has centered around the Cavs and the Philadelphia 76ers finally reaping the rewards of The Process, but you can't forget about the success of the favorites in the Western Conference.

"We need to continue to fight", Love said. "We're going to bring it like we [brought] it the first game". "We weren't in the flow of our offense like we usually are". "I'm not about that", James said. "Sometimes, I fall into my own trap of spacing everybody".

"Everybody thought before this season that I can not play defense", he said. I felt like (Friday) was a must win. That's a weird thing to say. It is the same team which was dominant in Game 1. "In crunch time, we gotta be better".

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Right now, to the surprise of many, it's Indiana's series. "That team is a good team".

Love hasn't been at his best so far in the series. Lue said he didn't know if Hill would be available to play in Game 5 on Wednesday in Cleveland. "I just have to, a lot like Game 1, just find different ways to try and get the ball".

After stumbling in two of their first three playoff games, the Cavaliers dropped beneath the Sixers and the Toronto Raptors on the championship odds list, with Golden State and Houston still on top.

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"It's easier said than done trying to get the ball out of his hands", Love said.

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