The Raptors' playoff experience a year ago - reaching the Eastern Conference finals, where they fell to Cleveland in six games - should be valuable for this postseason.
In the 2016-17 regular season, the Cavaliers went 3-1 against the Pacers, and have also won seven straight home games over Indiana.
Check out this weekend's NBA Playoff schedule. However, he feels the grind may help the Cavs and maybe even give them an edge.
Raptors star guard Kyle Lowry is eager to get started. If they capitalize on their success the Pacers can take game one while Cleveland is still trying to figure out how to overcome their recent issues. "We're focused on ourselves and the Milwaukee Bucks".
LeBron James is a confident individual and it is easy to see why. The Raptors rested DeMar DeRozan and Serge Ibaka.
In fact, the top three teams in the Western Conference - the Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets - will all finish with better records than anyone in the East, where the Cavaliers have skidded to second place behind the resurgent Boston Celtics.
Miami survived despite Cleveland getting two four-point plays in overtime, including one by Williams with 34 seconds left that put the Heat on the brink. The Pacers will have momentum on their side at the start of the series.
"I think through everything that went on with our team, we're in a position where we can do something special still", James said. "All the talking is over, what we can do and what we're going to do".
"They're not guys that are going to come down and beat you off the dribble and run pick-and-roll", Lue said.
IN coach Nate McMillan expects starting point guard Jeff Teague to play after spraining his left ankle late in Wednesday's game. "It's a new season and anything can happen". If they need to go on the road for 4 games in a 7-game series, it could be a difference maker in making it through the east. There were a lot of people saying he would never get back to what he was before and doing the things that he was before. James leads in three major statistical categories: points (26.4), assists (8.7) and steals (1.2).
Thompson played the game with a brace on his thumb that he will have to wear in the playoffs.
"He brings some toughness and physicality, a little nasty, which we need at times", Lue said. "For now, it was really good".
The Heat are 3-0 against Washington this season. Kevin Love added 25 with 10 rebounds before he fouled out with 34 seconds left in overtime. Jones has to sign with the team then to be eligible for the playoffs.
First-year Warrior Kevin Durant feasted against Portland this season, shooting 60 percent while averaging 29.3 points and 7.8 rebounds. James Johnson had nine assists.