Cleveland Cavaliers head to playoffs to defend NBA Championship title

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Posted at 6:29 AM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 13:11:27-04

The Cleveland Cavaliers have another chance to bring home the NBA Championship title. In the first round of quarterfinals, the Cavaliers will play against the Indiana Pacers.

On Thursday, the Cavs 2017 Playoff Signage is going up at the Q. The sign will read  #DefendTheLand. Additional banners will be placed on the arena's iconic front window, on the east side of the arena and on the East bridge that connects The Q to the East Garage.

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This year the Cavs have won three of the four games against the Indiana Pacers. The Cavs dropped to the second seed in the Eastern Conference after losing the last four games.

After last night's game against the Toronto Raptors, Cavs forward, Tristan Thompson, is confident the team has what it takes to the playoffs.

"Our team is different than last year. We have enough experienced guys who know what it takes and how much each position counts and how we have to be locked in," Thompson said.

Stay connected during the playoffs by using the hashtag #DefendTheLand

For a full schedule of the 2017 NBA Playoffs, click here.