In Game 1 against the Pacers, his 13 assists kept the defense guessing, and he picked his spots offensively, finishing 12-of-20 from the field for a game-high 32 points.
The NBA champions just about held their nerve Monday, eventually winning 117-111 thanks to a 37-point haul from Kyrie Irving as well as 27 points from Kevin Love and 25 from LeBron James.
But in the decisive third quarter, it was Irving and Love who took control, while James was able to simply sit back and watch his teammates go to work.
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers came away from Game 2 with another victory, pushing their series lead to 2-0 against the Indiana Pacers.
"I would say yes, but the way people have been guarding us, no", Smith said.
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Leading 2-0 in a first-round series against the No. 7-seeded Pacers, the Cavs have time to let Smith get healthy.
Iman Shumpert, who did not play in Game 1, replaced Smith in the starting lineup when the second half began. IN is 0-9 when dropping the first two games in a series.
Love scored 10 straight and drew a charging foul on Lance Stephenson in a span of two minutes as the Cavs opened an 89-70 lead.
"Shump was unbelievable", Lue said. They're sticking to us, so it's hard for us to get shots. "You know I know Pop's pedigree and I'm a young rookie, but they're not going to rook us". He finished with five points in 20 minutes, but his contributions went way beyond the box score. "We need to focus on whatever we need to do". In doing so, he collected his 361st playoff steal to pass Magic Johnson (358) for third place on the all-time playoff steals list, per NBA TV. Stephenson had a strong workout with Cleveland in January before latching on with in, but coach Tyronn Lue said his recent injuries dissuaded the Cavs from signing him.
James has already achieved numerous National Basketball Association records this past regular season, and it looks as though this postseason will swiftly follow suit.