Pro basketball: Cavs' record comeback beats Pacers
21 April, 2017, 19:42 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
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The Cleveland Cavaliers nearly blew a 16-point fourth quarter lead before getting their bearings back and beat the Indiana Pacers to take a 2-0 series lead on Monday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Cavaliers opened a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Despite heading into the locker room at halftime with a 25-point lead, the Pacers found a way to lose. I'm always very excited and always happy, especially when he leads us to a win like that. That's what I was trying to do tonight. The largest halftime deficit overcome to win a playoff game had been 21 points by Baltimore against Philadelphia in 1948.
In the third quarter, as the Cavs cut into a 25-point Pacers lead, James hit his 293rd career playoff three-pointer to pass Bryant for fourth on the all-time playoff list. "We know we can count on Shump to be ready, and know he can give us a lift".
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.
Cavaliers: Irving, Love, J.R. Smith, Channing Frye all scored 13 points. And for myself, I just don't settle for being not as great as I can be.
Shumpert limited IN star Paul George to just four points IN the third quarter Monday when the Cavs built a 19-point lead.
"We're right there of what we know can become", James said. So it was no surprise they came out in Game 3 with tremendous energy in front of their home fans. It's tough for any team to compete with that type of firepower, much less one that can only combat it with Paul George. We played a great first half, but then they really got aggressive in the second half. "We have to do a better job communicating". Stephenson scored 16 points against the Cavs in Game 1, then added 13 in Game 2. After scoring 37 points twice in the first half, they didn't get more than 23 in the third or fourth quarters. IN shot 56.8 percent during the opening half, including 10 of 17 from 3-point range.
The Cavaliers' win probability was 1.2 percent at halftime.
Never mind the blown fourth-quarter leads. A little more than a minute later, it was 59-40. They built a 50-36 lead with just under six minutes left in the second quarter and went on to lead 74-49 at the half.
An outpouring of Love decided Game 2 between the Cavaliers and Pacers. However, Cleveland outscored IN 35-17 IN the period and was within 91-84 with 12 minutes to go.
This comeback began with a second straight devastating third-quarter punch from the Cavs.
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