The Cleveland Cavaliers are heading into the playoffs with great momentum, as they played better basketball to close out the season. Although the Cavaliers finished fourth in the East, LeBron James and company have a strong belief that they can beat any team no matter the seeding. In the first round, the Cavaliers will face off against the Indiana Pacers, a team that beat them 3-1 in the season series. However, the playoffs are very different, and the Cavs typically play at a much higher level. Reports on Twitter and from ESPN provided the information used in this article.

Tyronn Lue reveals Kyle Korver’s injury status for Game 1

One of the biggest positives for the Cavaliers going into the playoffs is that they are healthy. The only player dealing with an injury is Kyle Korver. Korver has lingering foot soreness, but head coach Tyronn Lue revealed to the media on Saturday afternoon (April 14) that the veteran sharpshooter will play on Sunday (April 15). With Korver cleared to play, the Cavaliers have a fully healthy roster. However, coach Lue believes that the road to the Finals will be more difficult for the Cavs this year. “Indiana is a good team. Like I said, Nate [McMillan] has done a good job with that team…so the path is definitely harder,” Lue told reporters.

“We’re up for the challenge. We’re ready for it.”

Being the healthiest team going in is definitely a huge plus, but the Cavaliers are a different team this season. Most notably, they don’t have Kyrie Irving this season, so there will be a lot of pressure on Kevin Love to play well.

LeBron James discusses his mental and physical state

It’s amazing that LeBron James, in his 15th season, played all 82 games this year. After making seven consecutive Finals appearances, you’d think James would be worn out, but he feels the complete opposite. “I just feel mentally and physically, I’m where I should be right now.

I’m not comparing it to last year, I’m not comparing to previous years. Right now I feel where I need to be, and I’m healthy going into the post-season,” James said during Saturday’s practice. It’s another huge bonus for the Cavs to have their slow-aging superstar player 100 percent healthy going into the postseason. James is one of the most durable players to ever play the game, and it’s encouraging to hear that after all the wear and tear he has had over the last several seasons, he is feeling spry at the age of 33. The Cavaliers and Pacers will tip off Game 1 on Sunday at 3:30 PM ET on ABC at the Quicken Loans Arena.