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Series Summary

Final 3-0
Sat 4/15 109 vs 108
Mon 4/17 117 vs 111
Thu 4/20 119 @ 114
Indy Cornrows Apr 20, 2017
NBA Playoffs: Pacers suffer all-time collapse, face a sweep against Cavaliers

NBA Playoffs: Pacers suffer all-time collapse, face a sweep against Cavaliers

Indiana led 74-49 at halftime, but had no answer for LeBron James and Cleveland in the second half, losing 119-114 in stunning fashion in Game 3 at home. To summarize the Indiana Pacers in a historic Game 3 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers: 25 - Largest halftime deficit overcome in postseason history1.2%-Cavaliers chance to win at half according to ESPN In-Game Win Probability— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 21, 2017 The Pacers scored 74 first half points, their highest point total in the 50 year history of the franchise. With 55% shooting, massive Myles Turner dunks, and...
PG and LeBron: Cavs take 3-0 lead over Pacers

PG and LeBron: Cavs take 3-0 lead over Pacers

Paul George and LeBron James discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers' 119-114 win over the Indiana Pacers in Game 3. The Pacers led by 26 points.       
CSN Philly Apr 20, 2017

NBA Playoffs: LeBron James, Cavaliers come from 26 down, beat Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS -- LeBron James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA postseason record by erasing a
News-Herald Apr 20, 2017
Largest comebacks in NBA playoff history, including Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Pacers on April 20

Largest comebacks in NBA playoff history, including Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Pacers on April 20

Some of the largest comebacks in NBA playoff history:1989 Western Conference Semifinals Game 4L.A. Lakers 97, Seattle 95James Worthy scored 12 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter as the Lakers overcame a 29-point first-half deficit to sweep their Western Conference semifinal series, four games to none.
Plain Dealer Apr 20, 2017
LeBron James leads Cleveland Cavaliers comeback over Indiana Pacers (photos)

LeBron James leads Cleveland Cavaliers comeback over Indiana Pacers (photos)

The Cleveland Cavaliers rallied past the Indiana Pacers on Thursday to take a 3-0 lead in their first-round NBA Playoff game
Insider: Pacers blow 26-point lead, suffer devastating loss to Cavs

Insider: Pacers blow 26-point lead, suffer devastating loss to Cavs

INDIANAPOLIS — They produced the greatest offensive half in franchise history. They then followed it with a half that made every fan feel nervous, queasy, and ultimately, sick.       
Locker room: Pacers fall to Cavs 119-114

Locker room: Pacers fall to Cavs 119-114

Monta Ellis, Lance Stephenson and Jeff Teague discuss the Indiana Pacers' Game 3 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.       
Fear The Sword Apr 20, 2017
NBA Playoffs: LeBron James didn’t have to prove it to you again, but he did it anyway

NBA Playoffs: LeBron James didn’t have to prove it to you again, but he did it anyway

The Cavs were going to drop Game 3 to the Pacers. Then LeBron James happened On the night LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant to become the third leading playoff scorer in the history of the game, he didn’t have a whole lot to prove. And in the first half, it was as if the Cavaliers would have one of those nights where the only thing they were interested in proving as a team was that they could make things as hard on themselves as they wanted to, thank you very much. There were eight turnovers, and Kyrie Irving had made 3/12 shots and contributed three of those turnovers. He wasn’t exactly...
Fear The Sword Apr 20, 2017
Final Score: LeBron James carries Cavs to 119-114 Game 3 win vs. Pacers

Final Score: LeBron James carries Cavs to 119-114 Game 3 win vs. Pacers

The Cavs trailed by as many as 26 and now lead the series 3-0. As the final buzzer sounded, LeBron James slammed the ball into the ground in celebration. As the Pacers walked off the floor, James celebrated with J.R Smith and other teammates. And they had earned it. The Cavs trailed by as many as 26 Thursday night in Indianapolis. They trailed by as many as 20 in the third quarter. But behind a classic LeBron playoff performance — 41 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists and just three turnovers — the Cavs came all the way back to win 119-114. Cleveland now leads the series 3-0. Right away,...
News-Herald Apr 20, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers come back to stun Indiana Pacers, take 3-0 lead

Cleveland Cavaliers come back to stun Indiana Pacers, take 3-0 lead

INDIANAPOLIS >> LeBron James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Cavaliers set an NBA postseason record by erasing a 25-point halftime deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers, 119-111, on Thursday night and take a 3-0 lead.James passed Kobe Bryant for No. 3 on the NBA's career playoff scoring list and tied another NBA record by winning his 20th consecutive first-round game.
Sun Herald Apr 20, 2017

James, Cavs come from 26 down, beat Pacers to take 3-0 lead

LeBron James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA postseason record by erasing a 25-point halftime deficit to beat the Indiana …
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 20, 2017
Cavaliers 119, Pacers 114: LeBron James leads stunning rally from 26 points behind as Cavs take 3-0 series lead

Cavaliers 119, Pacers 114: LeBron James leads stunning rally from 26 points behind as Cavs take 3-0 series lead

INDIANAPOLIS: The Cavs know the pain of blowing a 26-point lead, with their April 9 collapse and overtime loss in Atlanta still fresh in their minds.On Thursday night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, they inflicted the same devastating gut-punch to the Indiana Pacers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.Trailing by 26 with 49 seconds left in the second quarter, the Cavs outscored the Pacers 35-17 in the third quarter to cut the deficit at the break to seven. With 7:16 to play, the Cavs had trimmed the Pacers’ lead to two. With 6:59 remaining, a driving dunk by LeBron James tied it. On...
Boston Herald Apr 20, 2017
James, Cavs come from 26 down, beat Pacers to take 3-0 lead

James, Cavs come from 26 down, beat Pacers to take 3-0 lead

INDIANAPOLIS — LeBron James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA postseason record by erasing a 25-point halftime deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-111 on Thursday night and take a 3-0 lead.James passed Kobe Bryant for No. 3 on the NBAs career playoff scoring list and tied another NBA record by winning his 20th consecutive first-round game.The incredible rally ruined Paul Georges big night. He had 36 points, a playoff career-high 15 rebounds and nine assists.Cleveland trailed by 26 in the first half and was still down 74-49 at...
Sports Illustrated Apr 20, 2017

Cleveland's Historic Comeback Epitomizes Greatest Offense Of LeBron James's Career

The Indiana Pacers scored 74 points in the first half of Game 3. Then LeBron James flipped the Cavaliers' demonstrative switch.
Plain Dealer Apr 20, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers rally from 25-point halftime deficit behind LeBron James, stun Indiana Pacers in Game 3, 119-114

Cleveland Cavaliers rally from 25-point halftime deficit behind LeBron James, stun Indiana Pacers in Game 3, 119-114

After a dreadful first half, the Cavaliers stormed out of the locker room on a 13-3 sprint and never relented.
Indy Cornrows Apr 20, 2017
NBA Playoffs Pacers final score: Cavs stun Pacers in Game 3 119-114

NBA Playoffs Pacers final score: Cavs stun Pacers in Game 3 119-114

Indiana led by 25 points in the first half, but gave it all away in a heartbreaking loss to Cleveland as they fall behind 0-3. The Cleveland Cavaliers moved up 3-0 against the Indiana Pacers, stunning the Pacers in the second half after the Pacers had a franchise first half, topping Cleveland 74-49. In the second half, LeBron James had his way against the Indiana defense, scoring 27 second half points while Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving were benched. The Pacers shot 55% in the first half on the back of a 21-point second quarter from Paul George, but they were just 25% in the second half. Ball...
WKYC Apr 20, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers complete comeback...

Cleveland Cavaliers complete comeback...

The Cleveland Cavaliers completed a comeback for the ages in their 119-114 Game 3 win over the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Thursday night.        
Plain Dealer Apr 20, 2017
Kevin Love's no-look save leads to a LeBron James fast break 3-pointer vs. Pacers in Game 3

Kevin Love's no-look save leads to a LeBron James fast break 3-pointer vs. Pacers in Game 3

LeBron James capped a 10-1 Cavs run in the third quarter with a 3-pointer after Kevin Love made a no-look save.
NBA Apr 20, 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James reaches latest postseason milestones

The Cavaliers might be getting thrashed by the Pacers in Thursday's Game 3, but that didn't stop LeBron James from climbing up the career postseason points and rebounds lists.

Game Photos

  • James, Cavs come from 26 down, beat Pacers to take 3-0 lead The Associated Press
  • Smith to start for Cavs; Pacers make lineup change in Game 3 The Associated Press
  • Cavs' J.R. Smith questionable for Game 3 with sore hamstring The Associated Press

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