Strong fourth quarters alone can't save the Indiana Pacers

LeBron James (23) of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks against the Indiana Pacers during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals Thursday night.

James played the entire second half and finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, but admitted he found it hard to immediately take stock of his display and compare it to his other dominant playoff performances.

Down 74-49 at halftime, it looked like the Cleveland Cavaliers were destined to lose Game 3 of their opening round series against the Indiana Pacers.

The comeback from a 25-point halftime deficit was the largest such comeback in National Basketball Association postseason history.

However, Cleveland came out firing in the third quarter, outscoring the Pacers 35-17 to get the score to 91-84.

And this time, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irvin got a firsthand glimpse of James' mastery as they watched the entire fourth quarter from the bench.

Cavaliers starting guard J.R. Smith is questionable for Game 3 against IN with a left hamstring injury.

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The Pacers made just 13-of-51 shots in the second half. "I didn't do it, so it was my fault", Stephenson said. The reason why it was so close was due to their turnovers; in Game 1, the reason why it was so close was because of poor foul-shooting.

"Third quarter, we just lost our composure".

ANALYSIS: After the Cavaliers' epic comeback, I got some instant analysis from WKYC Channel 3 Sports Director Jim Donovan on Facebook Live. Lance thinks the key to beating the Cavs is getting the ball out of LeBron's hands and forcing his teammates to make plays.

"We believe", he said. The Cavs Big 3 of LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving combined for 89 points to fuel the team's 117-111 victory. "We're right there on turning the switch on what we really can become". He finished with 12. The Bucks now lead the Raptors 2-1 in their first-round series. No doubt, Tyronn Lue's charges need to improve in the said category if they are to make life hard for fellow title contenders in days to come. Eleven first-round series played, hence 11 first-round series won. He went 4 of 10 from three, a big difference from the goose egg of game 1.

After giving up a late lead and squeaking out the opener by just a point, James and Co. showed more intensity on defense, more swagger in general and held on to win their 10th straight first-round game over the past three seasons. Lance Stephenson had 13 points.

Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan suffered against the Grizzlies going 0-for-8 from the floor, with only two rebounds and no assists.

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