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Cavs rally from 26 down to defeat Pacers

21 April 2017

The team acquired the Atlanta Hawks' 3-point specialist Kyle Korver in January. We've got your way to watch via live stream. The lights recall a big arena built soon after the first peach baskets went up, in which Milan High School, near Cincinnati, became the real "Hoosiers" in 1954.

The Cavs, however, aren't there yet. To overcome them, the Pacers will have to get peak level performances from more than three players - including, and especially, Myles Turner.

James also won his 20th consecutive first-round game, matching a feat achieved by three other former Lakers - Michael Cooper, Magic Johnson and James Worthy.

Indiana Pacers' Paul George reacts after hitting a shot during the first half in Game 3 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Indianapolis.

When play resumed, Irving came totally free on a great baseline inbounds play and made a layup to put the Cavs up seven with 29.6 seconds left.

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Still, James came away encouraged.

The Cleveland Cavaliers dug themselves a twenty-six point hole in Game 3 versus the Indiana Pacers and they clawed their way out of it only because James turned in a masterpiece. "We're not doing anything aggressively". Love said the entire team was lifted by the 30 points scored by Cleveland's reserves. I'd much rather have an 18-point lead than not have a lead at all. However, Cleveland outscored IN 35-17 IN the period and was within 91-84 with 12 minutes to go.

"He did a hell of a job", Smith said.

Sitting slumped in a chair at Toronto's practice facility on Sunday, still dealing with flu-like symptoms, a despondent-looking Lowry said he was struggling to ditch the disappointment of his latest playoff stinker.

Cleveland grabbed a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

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Game 4 is Saturday night. Kevin Love missed only one shot attempt as he shot 6-7 from the field including three three-pointers en route to 27 points and 11 rebounds.

James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists and two blocks as he logged his 17th triple-double of his postseason career.

"He's been great on the bench, cheering guys on, keeping guys motivated and when it was his turn to play, he stepped up and played well", Lue said.

This isn't me downplaying what John Wall and even Isaiah Thomas have done this season, but they just aren't as dominate as the list above.

Contact Rick Noland at (330) 721-4061 or and follow him @RickNoland on Twitter. Lance Stephenson is the third-leading scorer in the postseason for in, averaging 14.5 PPG off the bench.

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