Today marks the start of the 2017 NBA Playoffs with the Cavs taking on the Pacers in Game 1 of the quarterfinal series. The key to winning any series is all about matchups and LeBron James and co. has already found a situation that is paying back great dividends. While Paul George is off to a fiery start on the offensive end, a forced switch on the defensive end between George and Jeff Teague is causing the much smaller Teague to be forced into a 1-on-1 matchup with James without any help from other teammates. Standing at 6′ 2″, Teague is half a foot shorter than LeBron who is backing him up to the rim or shooting 3s right over his head. The Pacers might want to consider sending help Teague’s way if they plan to compete with us on our home court. Twitter hilariously reacted to this completely unfair matchup:
Just saw Jeff Teague trying to defend LeBron James by himself and I don't think the Pacers are going to win this game
— Zito (@_Zeets) April 15, 2017
PG carrying the team on offense and Teague on defense lmao
— Buford Davis (@mikeflowry) April 15, 2017
Jeff Teague taking L's on every possession
— Zach Flener (@Zach_Flener) April 15, 2017
Why is Teague on lebron 🤔🤔🤔
— Straw Hat Luffy (@inmoneywetrust_) April 15, 2017
Seriously tho! Jeff Teague on Lebron? He'll just shoot over him every time. No need to waste energy and drive.
— Jason Spells (@JasonSpells) April 15, 2017
JEFF TEAGUE CANT HOLD LEBRON. STOP IT!!!!
— Jovan Hubbard (@jdhubbar) April 15, 2017
Why tf do the pacers keep switching Jeff Teague onto LeBron
— Mawsoof Ali (@AliMawsoof) April 15, 2017
🗣WHY ARE WE SWITCHING JEFF TEAGUE ON LEBRON!?!??
— Cameron Mark (@toucancam) April 15, 2017
Jeff Teague on LeBron is basically suicide
— Spurs4Life (@DuncanForPrez) April 15, 2017
Lebron got 5 back down dribbles on Teague LMAO
— Al (@alsafin) April 15, 2017
— LaChat Ball (@Complexchick) April 15, 2017
Yo get Jeff Teague off of Lebron
— TATSUYA SHIBA 🇭🇹 (@LegendaryJC) April 15, 2017
Jeff Teague's gotta be so tired of dealing with lebron every year
— JT (@jtshik) April 15, 2017
#Cavs just forcing Teague to switch every time and then going at him with LeBron or Love. Why did Indiana trade George Hill again?
— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) April 15, 2017