James, Cavs hold off Pacers to sweep series

LeBron James scored 33 points and made key plays late Sunday (Monday in Manila) to give the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers a 106-102 victory at in and a sweep of their playoff series.

LeBron James dominated with 33 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals while Kyrie Irving scored 28.

Pacers All-Star Paul George had a chance to tie the game but his three-point attempt with one second left didn't draw rim. "Ultimately, he is who I'm always going to have to see and face". After telling C.J. Miles that shots with the outcome of the game at stake belong to George after Game 2, George bricked a potential game-tying three-pointer with 1.9 seconds left that sealed the end to the Pacers' season.

Indiana's effort was led by Lance Stephenson, who scored 22 points coming off the bench.

For the game, the 6-foot-8, 250-pounder finished 14-for-27 from the field and 6-for-12 on 3-pointers.

The craziest part of last night game wasn't the 25-point blown lead by the Pacers, most IN fans could have seen that coming. The 4x MVP didn't only break the Pacers into pieces but he was somehow making fun of them.

Joe Johnson inspired the Jazz with 28 points in game four. In a game-two loss, he misfired on 14-of-18 shots in the fourth quarter. But Cleveland's backup point guard, Deron Williams, was a menace for Indiana's defense, scoring six straight Cavalier points to extend Cleveland's lead to 43-39.

After Korver's free throws, Smith stole the ball from Teague for what looked like the series-clinching play, but gave it right back on an errant, behind-the-back flip intended for Irving.

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Westbrook had a triple-double in the first half, making him just the second player in National Basketball Association history to record three consecutive playoff triple-doubles.

Now Cleveland takes a seven-game winning streak into the Eastern Conference semifinals against either Milwaukee or Toronto. James was on fire in the second half, and finished the game with 41 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists.

James hit the go-ahead three-pointer with just over a minute remaining as the Cavs advanced to the Eastern Conference semi-finals via a 4-0 sweep.

Leading 3-0, the Golden State Warriors are back at the Portland Trail Blazers trying to wrap up the Western Conference series on Monday.

Thomas keyed a third-quarter run after the Bulls wiped out a 20-point deficit and briefly went ahead, helping top-seeded Boston return the favor in Chicago after dropping the first two games at home.

All of the Cavs' multiple personalities - from the ugly to the bad to the good to the great to the phenomenal - were on display Thursday night in a record-setting 119-114 Game 3 victory over the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Cleveland gets some extra rest before finding out who it will play in the second round.

"I just try to put myself in position to help my teammates be in position to help us win".

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