- Always tough opposing ‘Playoff LeBron’ but the Pacers kept it close all game despite the 1st Quarter Cleveland onslaught in Game 2 – to the tune of winning 3 of the 4 quarters. All of this was with Oladipo picking up 3 early fouls also. No one knows if Kevin Love will last 4 quarters after his picked up his 37th hand injury of his career. Bankers Life Fieldhouse has always been one of the stronger home court advantages whether it be the regular season or playoffs – expect the atmosphere to be raucous and for Indiana to take a 2-1 lead into Game 4.
- Some pitcher stats in away ballparks can be misleading given the common small sample size. However, Coors Field is a different beast altogether and can be an absolute graveyard for pitchers who can’t hit 90mph with their fastball. Hendricks for the Cubs sits at around 87-88mph with 65% usage for his career. He is also only generating one swinging strike every 12 or so pitches, his curveball will be less effective in the high altitude. I could go on, but long story short – with Arenado back after swinging a few punches, himself and the Rockies should be seeing Kyle’s pitches like beach balls.