Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers: 3 things we learned from Game 2

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Shortly after the Cleveland Cavaliers' win, a game in which he scored 46 points to help even up the best-of-seven series against the Indiana Pacers, LeBron James sent his heartfelt thoughts and prayers to San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich when informed about the passing of Popovich's wife.

Lue now would like to see the rest of LeBron's teammates step up as the series shifts to Indy.

The best player in the game still resides in the Land donning the Wine and Gold, and because of that one advantage no one else has, there is always an opportunity to win. "We just kind of followed his lead from there".

Paul George (36 points, eight 3-pointers) and Russell Westbrook (29 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists) got most of the postgame credit, but Carmelo Anthony's nine first-quarter points in Game 1 were huge for the Thunder.

Asked why Love didn't come back in, Lue said he thought the Cavs "had a good flow going".

"To start the game, obviously with the space with J.R. and Kyle's ability to shoot the ball, and obviously, Kev, it creates a lot more space", James said.

While the changes weren't that surprising, Oladipo leaving after 62 seconds was stunning.

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Behind a stunning start from LeBron James, Cleveland raced out to a 26-8 lead before the Pacers slowly clawed back.

Including Game 2, Cleveland is now 40-0 this season when leading after three quarters.

"I think in Game 1, every shot was away from the basket, and I didn't even touch the paint", he said. They earned a split and now have 3 of the remaining 5 games in this series at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. "He does all the little things it takes to win, and when you want to win a championship, you know you gotta do all the little things". "So we take it as everybody has to dig deep and not lose two of them on our home floor".

By backing out all the way to half court, Oladipo forced LeBron to at least honor the possibility of him taking a deep shot if he approached the 3-point line.

Despite the loss, the Pacers outscored the Cavs 62-30 in the paint in Game 2.

Jazz: Utah opened the game with a 9-0 lead.