The Cleveland Cavaliers have looked a lot better since they snapped that nine game losing streak they were on, but they still are pretty much out of the playoffs. The Indiana Pacers are in the playoffs and are in good form as they continue to steam through the remainder of the short NBA season.
Of course, nothing is set in stone yet with the playoff race bumping teams about but the Cavaliers without Kyrie Irving have to look a good target for the Pacers as they have won 10 of their last 14 with Danny Granger leading the way.
The Pacers have won six of their last seven games against the Cavs, but that one loss was the last meeting of the two teams on February 15 when the Cavs scraped out a 98-87 victory. If the Cavs do defeat the Pacers, they will have eclipsed last season's win total of 19 despite having far fewer games in the year. Marked improvement from the young squad.
The game will be at Quicken Loans Arena at 7:00 p.m. ET.