It has been eight days since Thomas's sister was killed in a single vehicle auto crash. LeBron is 48-7 all time in first-round games.

Notes: Ailing Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he won't be on the sidelines for Game 4 on Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers because of symptoms stemming from back surgery. Gerald Green hit four 3-pointers and had 18 points to help the Celtics overcome Jimmy Butler's 33 points. Teague scored 15 points and was the catalyst in the final spurt, including blocking one of James' shots.Myles Turner had 20 points and nine rebounds, while Young had 13 points and 10 rebounds. The best-of-seven series resumes on Wednesday night in Boston.

Korver buried the subsequent free throws to make it a three-point game.

Let's just put it at this; you can not stop a freight train with a bicycle. "Better starts here at home could've did us a little justice". He then pointed to a very specific example, reciting a random play from the game as if he had just watched it again. He left with 8:42 left in the second quarter and did not return. The Bulls went ahead 65-63 on Robin Lopez's hook shot with 4:35 left in the quarter.

For the past six years, any Eastern Conference team hoping to have a shot at an National Basketball Association title knew that, to get one, it would have to go through LeBron James. Cruising against a team like the Cleveland Cavaliers, though, isn't something that you should plan on doing and that was evident on Thursday.

Following the Pacers' season-ending loss Sunday, George was asked whether or not he would like to stay in Indiana.

But the four-time MVP makes it look easy. Instead, James was among the league leaders in minutes, averaged 26.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 8.7 assists (the latter two both career highs) and kept a Cavaliers team that played through a host of injuries and changing parts chugging along throughout the season. "But again, we just came up short and didn't do enough".

He made the long 3 to give Cleveland the lead, poked the ball away from Young on the next possession, grabbed the rebound when Paul George missed a 3 with 1.9 seconds to go that could have forced overtime and, of course, made 1 of 2 free throws to seal the win.

The Cavaliers defeated the Pacers 4-0 in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round matchup and will next face the victor between the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks.

For Indiana, it will go down as yet another tormenting chapter in their rivalry with James.

In the fourth quarter, fighting for their postseason lives, Stephenson got the crowd at The Fieldhouse back into the game by converting an and-1 on a fastbreak to bring the Pacers within six of the lead.

LeBron James made a 3-pointer with 68 seconds left, helping the Cleveland Cavaliers sweep their playoff series against the Indiana Pacers with a 106-102 victory on Sunday. Johnson scored 11 straight Jazz points during a crucial stretch in the fourth quarter, including a pull-up jumper for a 91-90 lead with 3:55 remaining. Paul George had 15. "Instead, we came out relaxed and just allowed them to step into wide-open 3-pointers", a disappointed Paul George said on the eve of Sunday's Game 4.

"I just try to put myself in position to help my teammates win — no matter who's on the floor with me", James said.