Indiana built a huge first-half lead, but James led the comeback and earned the win anyway. - From SB Nation
The Cleveland Cavaliers messed around for an entire half, had minimal contributions from Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, and still erased a 26-point deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers in Game 3.
Cleveland seemed completely disengaged for the first 24 minutes, when they gave up two 37-point quarters to the Pacers and found themselves down 25 points at halftime.
It’s still so hard to tell, and seeing how Cleveland is 3-0 in the first round, maybe they know exactly what they’re doing.
James spotted the Pacers 15 points and gave himself 24 minutes to beat them, and then he did just that.
He has done this to Indiana repeatedly over the past half-decade, crushing them when he was in Miami and now continuing his dominance with Cleveland, where he shows no more mercy than he did with the Heat.