INDIANAPOLIS -- It was as rough of a first half as LeBron James has faced in his entire career followed by as dramatic a comeback the 70-year history of the NBA has ever seen.
The Cleveland Cavaliers erased a 25-point halftime hole to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-114 and go up 3-0 in their first round series. It was the largest halftime deficit overcome in the history of the NBA playoffs. The Cavs' largest deficit was 26 points.
The Cavs flipped the script with a masterful third quarter in which they outscored the Pacers 35-17 (mirroring the 33-20 outburst they had in the third in Game 2), with James nearly matching Indiana on his own with 13 points in the quarter, including three 3-pointers that moved him into fourth place on the all-time postseason triples list.