LeBron James has many notches in his belt. One is his ongoing run of 7-straight NBA Finals appearances, a feat no one has accomplished since the 1960s when there were but a mere 14 teams in the league.
But tonight, LeBron is in uncharted waters. Struggles throughout this season and specifically this series have pushed it to a Game 7. A loss tonight would be the first time in history the King has had first-round playoff exit.
The Indiana Pacers, led by PG-13 trade victim Victor Oladipo, have wowed the pundits — and themselves — by working a struggling squad into a formidable challenger for the Eastern Conference. They may just be this season’s dark horse.
With all other’s Conference Semi-Finals set, this is the last first round game of the 2018 playoffs.
The Finals landscape may have a different look this June. Expect the unexpected.
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