It was a great day to be a Cleveland sports fan.

The Cavaliers tipped off at 1 p.m. Sunday in a deciding Game 7 against the Indiana Pacers.

Just a long Kevin Love inbounds pass away across the plaza, the first-place Indians stepped onto the field 15 minutes later to face the Seattle Mariners.

Things worked out better for the Cavs as they staved off elimination to move on to the second round of the NBA playoffs.

The Indians, on the other hand, lost their second consecutive game.

But many of the Tribe fans will take the loss as long as the Cavs remain in the hunt for another championship.

Kyle White of Lakewood sat along the first-base line in a custom-made LeBron James No. 23 baseball jersey.

He had one eye fixed on the grassy field and the other on his phone playing the Cavs game live.

“Obviously, the game across the way has more on the line,” he said.

The only thing that would have made the day even more epic would be a winning Browns game at the same time at FirstEnergy Stadium.

“The city might blow up on that one,” White said.

Like she did Friday night, Robin Krienke, who wore an Indians sweatshirt and a Cavs scarf, had a plan to cheer on both teams.

She and the fellow Indians fans in her group watched the first few innings and then headed to a sports bar on the upper level to watch the Cavs.

“We root them both on,” the Parma resident said. “It’s all about the mutual team spirit.”

Back at the Quicken Loans Arena, most fans were pretty much oblivious to the baseball game across the way as the Cavs and Pacers traded elbows and leads.

And for most fans, it was not only about a season-saving win but the prospect that a loss could mean LeBron James’ last game in a Cavaliers uniform.

Sunday also was the last day Alyssa Allsop would be 23 years old.

The Findlay resident made a special sign that said “LeBron, It’s my last day being 23 but it better not be yours.”

“This can’t be his last game as a Cav,” she said.

The sentiment was shared by a young Cavs fan from Columbus.

Sarena Bapna, 5, carried a sign on the concourse that read “Its my first game. Please don’t make it your last game as a Cav, LBJ!!”

Her Cavs fan mom Anitha grew up in Cleveland before moving to central Ohio.

“We are huge LeBron fans,” she said. “We live and breathe LeBron.”

Craig Webb, who should have worn a coat when hoofing it back and forth between the arena and the ballpark, can be reached at cwebb@thebeaconjournal.com or 330-996-3547.