#Cleveland Cavaliers did not only take a commanding 3-0 lead in the series against the #Indiana Pacers tonight, but they also made NBA history. The Cavaliers, who were led by the incredible #Lebron James, trailed by 26 points, but managed to come back into the game and beat the Pacers. This was the biggest comeback in playoff history as the previous record was held by the Baltimore Bullets, who overcame a 21-point deficit against the Philadelphia Warriors in 1948.
It was a very exciting game and it seemed that the Pacers will win their first home game of the series.
However, LeBron and the Cavs had a different plan as they flipped the switch at the half and outscored Indiana by 30 points in the final two quarters of the game.
A record-breaking night
This game was special for the Cavaliers, but also for its best player, LeBron James, who broke numerous records tonight. James moved to the third spot on NBA's all-time playoff scoring list, passing the legendary Kobe Bryant. He also won his 20th straight first-round series game, which is tied with Magic Johnson, James Worthy and Michael Cooper. If the Cavaliers sweep the Pacers, James will become number one in this category as well, which is simply astonishing.
Furthermore, LeBron James moved to the seventh spot on the all-time rebounding list in the postseason, passing the former MVP Wes Unseld. Unseld was one of the best rebounders in the NBA history and he averaged 14.8 rebounds in his playoff career.
However, he only played in 119 playoff games, which allowed LeBron to surpass him and establish himself as one of the greatest playoff rebounders.
Paul George and LeBron had a great duel
Once again, we had a great opportunity to witness a great duel between LeBron James and Paul George. Even though his team lost, George gave his best effort to keep them in the game and he nearly had a triple-double with 36 points, 15 rebounds and 9 assists. On the other side, James achieved his 17th playoff triple-double as he led the Cavaliers with 41 points, while also grabbing 13 rebounds and dishing out 12 assists.
James and George used to have incredible duels when LeBron was playing for the Miami Heat, as they faced each other in the playoffs for three consecutive years. James won every single series against him and it is not likely to change as he has a 3-0 lead over the Indiana Pacers this season. Unfortunately, this could be second-to-last duel between these two amazing players, as the Cavaliers will have a chance to sweep the Pacers Sunday night.