LeBron James came down with an illness on either Thursday night or Friday morning. He is questionable for Friday’s game at Indiana after missing the morning shootaround. It would be his career-high 12th game missed in a season.
The Cavaliers are 1-2 against the Pacers this season, with each team winning on their respective home floors.
If he is forced to miss tonight’s game, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, J.R. Smith and Timofey Mozgov will have an increased workload against the Pacers, losers of three straight after reeling off seven straight in the beginning of March.
Cleveland, who only has 12 games remaining on the season including tonight’s game, have seven games against teams at or below .500. At 44-26, Cleveland is two games ahead of the 41-27 Toronto Raptors for the second seed, something that David Blatt said the Cavs must secure by season’s end.