1. Stopping Oladipo
Stopping Victor Oladipo is key for the Cavs, something they failed to do the first two times they played the Pacers this season. In their first matchup at home in November, he had 23 points and seven assists, but really thrived on the Pacers’ home court last month dropping 33 points while collecting eight rebounds and five assists. He also went 6-for-13 from behind the arc.
Oladipo is one of the most improved players in the league this year, and if they want to avoid another lopsided loss, the Cavs will have to put in the effort to stop him one-on-one.