Sports LeBron James shows inhuman nature leading Cavs to 26-point comeback

15:07  21 april  2017
15:07  21 april  2017 Source:   Sportsnaut

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The Cavaliers became the first team in the East to clinch a playoff berth with their 125-120 win over the Lakers on Sunday night, on the backs of huge games from Kyrie Irving (46 points ), LeBron James (34 points ), and Kevin Love (21 points , 15 rebounds).

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In honor of 4/20, The King was blazing as he simply dominated the second half of Thursday’s Game 3 against the Pacers, leading the Cavs back from a 26-point deficit on the road. They went on to win 119-114, and James finished with a divine state line of 41 points (28 in the second half), 13 rebounds, 12 assists and two blocks.

According to Basketball Reference, James joins Charles Barkley as the only players since 1984 to record 40-10-10 with less than five turnovers in a playoff game. The Cavs have not looked great throughout the series, but with a 3-0 lead they’ve all but guaranteed they’ll advance to the conference semifinals without a problem.

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You may have heard on Twitter that this tied the biggest comeback in NBA playoff history. That’s not true, even though the TNT play-by-play man Brian Anderson broadcast that bit of trivia and the NBA itself tweeted it out.

The Lakers came back from down 29 points against the Sonics in 1989, and the Clippers completed a 27-point comeback against the Grizzlies in 2012.

Still, what LeBron and the Cavs did on Thursday was completely absurd. Everything was going the Pacers’ way in the first half, and we can use Myles Turner’s complete posterization of Tristan Thompson to sum that up.

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After Indiana led 74-49 at halftime, Cleveland cut the lead to 14 points midway through the third quarter. But once Jeff Teague and Lance Stephenson hit consecutive threes to bump the Pacers’ lead back to 20, the game seemed over even with 16 minutes to go.

Well, maybe it didn’t seem over to Larry Legend, making Twitter waves with his facial expressions once again.

Then James started to truly dominate, as his tough back-to-back threes helped bring the Cavs within 91-84 going into the fourth.

For all the talk about the Cavs’ “Big Three,” Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving did not even play in the fourth quarter. Instead, coach Tyronn Lue went with James, Deron Williams, J.R. Smith, Kyle Korver and Channing Frye, with some Thompson and Iman Shumpert sprinkled in.

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LeBron And The Cavs Erased A 26 - Point Deficit To Take A Commanding Series Lead On The Pacers. However, something happened during the halftime break and things flipped in the second half to the tune of a 26 - point comeback by Cleveland that matched the NBA Playoff record.

LeBron James contributed one of the finest playoff performances of his career in Cleveland 's Game 3 win over Indiana.

But really, I’m not sure it would have mattered who the Cavs put out there with James in the fourth quarter. He was simply on another planet, tearing up the Indiana defense.

Just look at how comically fooled Monta Ellis was on this fast break:

The MVP votes have already been cast, but Thursday’s performance helped show why James is still a worthy MVP choice even though almost everyone focused on Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard during the final weeks of the season.

While LeBron will deservedly got all the praise and headlines, don’t forget about Paul George’s performance that gave Indiana a shot in this one. He finished with 36 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists. The Pacers have been right on the edge of victory twice in three games against the Cavs mainly thanks to George going ballistic.

In the regular season, those performances may have been enough for wins. But once again we learned Playoff LeBron is a whole other animal.

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