LeBron loses playoff opener for 1st time as Pacers spank Cavs
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The Indiana Pacers made a little bit of history Sunday, soundly beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-80 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.

It's the first time LeBron James has ever lost a postseason opener, and the first time he's lost a game, period, in the first round since 2012. As a member of the Cavs, James hasn't lost an opening-round playoff game since 2010.

The Pacers took a 33-14 lead after the first quarter and led by 17 at halftime. Victor Oladipo led the way with 27 points for Indiana, while his team held Cleveland to just 8-of-32 shooting from beyond the arc.

LeBron loses playoff opener for 1st time as Pacers spank Cavs
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