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The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers will fight to defend their title and #DefendTheLand, which is the team’s official hashtag slogan this year.

Round 1

Round 1 of the playoffs will pit the Cavs against the Indiana Pacers.

The schedule is as follows (home games are bold):

Game 1: April 15, 3 p.m., on ABC

Game 2: April 17, 7 p.m., on TNT and Fox Sports Ohio

Game 3: April 20, 7 p.m., on TNT and Fox Sports Ohio

Game 4: April 23, 1 p.m., on ABC

Game 5 (if necessary): April 25, TBD

Game 6 (if necessary): April 27, TBD

Game 7 (if necessary): April 29, TBD

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