As expected, the Cleveland Cavaliers would win their opening round series -- whoever they may be up against. The East is just pretty weak, we all know that. But surprisingly, the Indiana Pacers gave quite a good account of themselves losing by just an average of 4 points on their part.

So, the tally may say 4-0 but the real numbers say it was a battle.

The Pacers can’t be thinking of the ‘what ifs’ now. They had their chances, they had time to adjust but they just stuck to their old routine. They had Lance Stephenson back but instead of placing him in the starting lineup, Paul George even had some words for him. So, good luck with your fishin’ guys!

As for the Cavaliers, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving have been the most consistent Cavs in their first-round series -- and unless the unpredictable Toronto Raptors or the inexperienced Milwaukee Bucks shows a little more effort then the Cavs would surely be on their way to the Eastern Finals.

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The LA Clippers would be without Blake Griffin for the rest of the playoffs due to an injured toe. Rudy Gobert has not been in uniform for the Utah Jazz since the opening seconds of Game 1 -- and certainly, we're not sure how he would be performing when he comes back. Meanwhile, the Bulls are struggling mightily without Rajon Rondo. And while Golden State could still afford to rest Kevin Durant, not these teams we just mentioned. Okay, two of them may advance to the next round but without their key players at 100%, it would not be a series.

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