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Cavaliers make history with huge rally to win Game 3

21 April 2017

Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving drives to the basket against the Pacers' Myles Turner in the first half. Like in Game 1 the Pacers fell behind early and only made the game close thanks to a strong fourth quarter performance. Cavs' star player Lebron James also responded to the interview, saying that if he was on George's position, he would also pass the ball to his other teammate, let them take the shot and live with the result.

In the end, the Cavaliers picked up the intensity when it mattered most and James, a three-times National Basketball Association champion and four-times league Most Valuable Player, is choosing to stay focused on the positives rather fret about almost blowing another lead.

LeBron James led a second half assault as the Cleveland Cavaliers set a playoff record by storming back from a 25-point halftime deficit to defeat the Indiana Pacers 119-114 on Thursday.

Despite failing to impress in Game 1 against Indiana Pacers, Cleveland eventually recorded a hard-fought 109-108 victory over Paul George and Co.

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Still, James came away encouraged. Defense is the side of the floor that the Cavs have to shore up in, as they continue to show bad habits right now.

"I didn't know it was the biggest comeback", said James, who became the third-highest scorer in the playoffs with 5,670 points, ahead of Kobe Bryant and trailing only Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

"I think we put Paul on Kyrie [Irving], and Lance went to Love", McMillan said. While it is not known whether Smith will return for Game 3 Thursday night, if he is forced to miss time, guard Iman Shumpert will likely step into the starting lineup. During a two and a half-minute stretch late in the third quarter, Love scored 10 points without missing a shot from the field or the free-throw line, and drew four fouls-three of them on Stephenson. It's our offence. I think we get exhausted at times. and we don't push the ball every single possession when we get a chance. "And that was big".

In addition to George's 23 first-half points, Pacers' non-starters outscored the Cavaliers' reserves 28-8. "We needed that spark". Miles taking the final shot over George.

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"He's got to learn to control himself and be in the moment", George said.

"We all know that Lance is an emotional guy. He's got to channel that toward making effort plays on the court and doing whatever he needs for us to succeed".

Pacers: Glenn Robinson III returned after missing the past 12 games with a strained left calf.

Mike Conley top scored for Memphis with 24 points. C Al Jefferson was active, but didn't play. IN has never endured a four-game sweep since joining the National Basketball Association. It was his 17th career playoff triple-double. George has made at least one 3-pointer in 19 consecutive playoff games.

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It was an extraordinary shot, the kind LeBron regularly makes appear effortless. The Pacers also finished 29-12 at home this season.