The 2017 NBA Playoffs officially got underway on Saturday afternoon, and fans have an exciting game that went down to the final buzzer to start things off. In their Game 1, the Cleveland Cavaliers edged the Indiana Pacers by a point, grabbing a 109-108 victory. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love all contributed, while Paul George was the star in the Pacers' losing effort. Here's a look at how the game played out with Cleveland grabbing the win, as well as when Pacers vs. Cavs will continue with their next games.

Cleveland ekes out close win

Today's game looked at some points as if the world champs might run away with it.

While the Cleveland Cavs led by as much as 12 points in the second half, the Pacers never folded, though. The team managed a nice comeback in the final minute of the game when they actually took a one point lead. However, the Cavs didn't panic and regained their edge.

With just 20 seconds remaining the Pacers were down a point after Paul George's big three-point shot. A Cavs' missed three resulted in a Pacers' rebound for the timeout to hold for the final shot. After giving up the one foul they had to give, the Cavs guarded the inbounds play well, sending LeBron to help double team George. That left Indiana with few open options, as Myles Turner had the final shot, but clanked it off the rim.

Cavs win 109-108.

The Cavs got major production from their "Big Three" of LeBron, Love, and Kyrie. The trio combined for 72 of their team's points with LeBron scoring 32 points. He also dished out 13 assists and snatched six boards. Kyrie Irving finished with 23 points and six assists, while Love had 17 points, four rebounds, and two blocked shots.

As a team, Cleveland also shot over 53 percent from the floor to help claim the win.

For today's losing team, Paul George had a big effort but it came up just short. George had 29 points on 9-for-19 field goal shooting, to go with seven assists and five rebounds. However, the NBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Month couldn't get the final shot that he wanted due to stifling defensive coverage.

Lance Stephenson had 16 points off the bench, while Jeff Teague finished with 15.

Coming up next

Cleveland now holds a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven series, with another home game coming up in a few days. The Cavs and Pacers will go at one another again for Game 2 on Monday night. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. Eastern Time. TNT will televise the game from Quicken Loans Arena for fans to watch. The Pacers will get two games at home on Thursday, April 20th, and Sunday, April 23rd, where they could possibly even the series, or take the lead, depending on Game 2's outcome.

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