Oladipo wins the comparison with LeBron and signs the triumph Pacers with his first triple double in the playoffs. Cleveland destroyed: Sunday the series is decided in a game, The hour of truth is Sunday, from 19 Italian. LeBron James will discover if the strongest on the planet alone is enough to bring a group that still has neither head nor tail in the conference semifinals, facing for the first time in his career the risk of leaving the playoffs already in the first round. Indiana will find out if this hungry and aggressive team, driven by the irresistible talent of Victor Oladipo, can put an end to King James's domination over the East that lasts since 2011. In Race 6 the Pacers made a masterpiece, slamming in the face of Cleveland his inadequacy with a devastating 121-87: the most readable signature is that of Oladipo (28 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists), but around his All Star Indiana has a real team, with 7 players in double figures. The Cavs instead are just LeBron, not even at the most (22 points and 7 assists): King James at this moment when he looks around he sees a lot of confused players but none that can give him a real hand.
The loneliness of King James is a problem that Cleveland has never been able to solve. JR Smith and Kyle Korver promised to give him a hand at the start of race-6, but it was just an illusion. Like the ability of Kevin Love to make the second violin: the Beach Boy, too fluctuating in this series, officially disappeared at the beginning of the third quarter, put k.o. from a close encounter with the elbow of the excellent Myles Turner, but was confused even before. Cleveland melted like snow in the sun when the Pacers lifted their laps, when LeBron was no longer able to break through. King James alone is not enough to win the series, even if in the last act he should touch up the Jordan level to which he travels in the most decisive moment that basketball knows (33.2 points, 9.3 rebounds and 46% from the field in 6 races-7 played so far). After 6 games, however, it is difficult to say with certainty who among the teammates will be able to help him.Follow the best daily odds for soccer picks.
Indiana has snarled in the face of the Cavs all his desire not to cease to amaze, has poured on the parquet, with the risky season end credits, all the talent and anger of a group that never ceases to remember how much it has been underestimated. Oladipo, back from 2/15 race-5, made the phenomenon on both sides of the field, with the first triple double in postseason of his career just reward. Indiana never left her alone: Darren Collison showed the Cavs what a point guard should do (George Hill, Cleveland's owner in the role, is still standing for back problems), Domantas Sabonis (19 points) recalled that he has talent in the blood. Turner especially in the recovery has shown to be a modern center. And then there is Lance Stephenson: his determination, his ability to always annoy the Cavs, are the emblem of the season Pacers.
- Race-6 has had no history. Indiana took it with a sumptuous recovery, widening the solid advantage (57-47) already built in the first half thanks to the devastating Oladipo. When the others also got up, Cleveland could not keep up with the pace: Turner 7'03 "from the third siren warned with the triple of 71-51 that Indiana was overflowing; the show of Oladipo and Sabonis in the fourth final, closed on 92-67 Pacers, was the wave of flood. LeBron watched from the bench while Indiana finished doing damage, also touching the 35 points ahead. Sunday starts from scratch, as if nothing had happened: whoever wins finds Toronto in the conference semifinals, whoever loses goes home. Indiana has nothing to lose, Cleveland everything, starting with her most precious treasure: LeBron.