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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

There are more empty seats in the lower bowl tonight that ever seen at a Thunder playoff game. There's not a lot, but the fact it's not packed full says enough.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

In the final three minutes, John Wall took just one shot and Bradley Beal had two shot attempts as the Raptors turned a four-point game into a 10-point win. Washington simply cannot win with its two stars getting three shots in the last three minutes.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George starts the game guarding Donovan Mitchell. The assignment has been Corey Brewer's to open games so far in this series.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Huge third quarter for Cleveland -- outscoring the Pacers 32-17 -- gives the Cavs a 81-73 lead heading into the fourth. The last three games of the series, Cleveland had been outscored in the third quarter by a combined 24 points. Tonight, the Cavs flipped the script.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

This is...interesting.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Ty Lue has been begging the new guys to make an imprint on the series by hustle plays -- deflections, taking a charge, setting a hard screen, diving for a loose ball, anything. Jose Calderon drawing that jump ball with Bogdanovic is exactly that. Iman Shumpert helped the Cavs sweep Indiana in the first round last season by coming into to get a couple of stops on Paul George. What Calderon said after Game 4 about spot contributions was very applicable: "We got to do a better job, everybody, to whoever is out there -- two minutes, one minute, one shot, one rebound -- we just got to try to help. It doesn't matter what you do. It's about the team and we have to realize that."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Timberwolves reserve PG Tyus Jones, who did not play Game 4 due to a sore knee, is available for Game 5.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs tie it up 56-56 with 8:51 in the 3rd quarter. Indiana calls timeout. Tristan Thompson bounces off the bench to chest bump every single Cleveland player -- both the guys in the game and the guys out of the game -- before they settle down on the bench to talk to Tyronn Lue.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs trail 56-49 at the half to Indiana. LeBron James has 20 points on 9-for-11 shooting. The rest of the Cavs are shooting a combined 10-for-30 (and 3-for-12 for 3). Cleveland has kept Indiana's back court in check -- Victor Oladipo and Darren Collison are a combined 3-for-13 -- but the rest of the Pacers roster are eating Cleveland up, led by Domantas Sabonis (12 points on 4-for-6) and Thaddeus Young (8 points on 4-for-4).

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Wizards didn't play a great half but they have to be thrilled with where they are heading into the third. They trail by one despite DeMar DeRozan having scored 20 points in the first half. John Wall and Bradley Beal have 20 points combined so far. Beal got off to a quiet start before heading into halftime more active with eight points, three rebounds and three assists. The Wizards had seven turnovers but they only led to four Raptors' points.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Thibodeau on the Timberwolves' culture: "It's a work in progress. We're still working at it. It's not something you get in a second. It's what you do every day. Everything matters. It's how you approach everything. We've made great strides, and we still have a lot of strides to make."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Wizards' bigs have been quiet scoring-wise but Washington only trails by one at the half due in part to the Wizards' hustle on the glass. Washington has nine offensive rebounds and has outscored Toronto, 7-0, in second-chance points.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs were able to sustain LeBron James' rest to begin the 2nd quarter. In the 4:15 he sat, Cleveland outscored Indiana by three.