The Cleveland Cavaliers will host the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. Here is how to watch this Eastern Conference NBA playoff game online via live streaming.
Six teams will play Game 6 of their respective playoff series Thursday night, including the Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers, who have comprised one of the most compelling first-round matchups of the playoffs.
Tipoff is scheduled for (time) p.m. Eastern on April 27, 2018 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition being broadcast on (network), the game will also be aired on each team’s respective local network – Fox Sports Indiana and Fox Sports Ohio. It can also be streamed online via NBA League Pass and FuboTV.
Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
TV Info: FSIND, FSO
Live Stream: Watch live on FuboTV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial.
While the Pacers have largely outplayed Cleveland in the series, the Cavs managed to split in both Cleveland and Indiana before clinching a Game 5 victory on a LeBron James buzzer-beater. Indiana has averaged (points) more points per game through four games, thanks in large part to an 18-point victory in Game 1. But the last four contests have been decided by a combined twelve points, creating riveting tension down the stretch of each. The Pacers outscored Cleveland in Game 2, 3 and 4, and even in wins, the Cavaliers have hung on by just a thread.
James is averaging (points) points, (rebounds) rebounds and (assists) assists on (shooting %) percent shooting, and deserves a large share of the credit for Cleveland’s ability to pull out close victories. Kevin Love, while averaging a double-double, has seldom been able to break lose against Indiana’s defense, and the rest of the Cavs’ supporting cast has provided little in the way of secondary scoring or playmaking.
The Pacers have little to lose, and their play reflects that. There’s no shame in falling to James in the first round, as so many teams have, but Indiana is putting up a fight stronger than any of LeBron’s first-round opponents have in a decade. Victor Oladipo, despite two inefficient shooting performances, has masterfully orchestrated the Pacers’ offense while acting as their spearhead on the other end of the floor. Most every role player has played up to his capabilities. Bojan Bogdanovic, both as shooter and defender, as faired as well as could be reasonably expected; Lance Stephenson finally managed to get under LeBron’s skin; Thaddeus Young has been instrumental in containing Love (and slowing LeBron at times).
James has proven invincible in the East for years. The Pacers have a real chance of snapping a seven-year Finals tradition. Facing elimination, their margin is smaller than ever.