James delivered 28 second-half points as he took over the contest in the fourth quarter in front of a crowd of 18,100 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse arena.
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach, Tyronn Lue, said he does not want star, LeBron James, to change his free throw motion. Cleveland is 12-0 when starting 2-0 in the postseason.
Kyrie Irving scored 37 points while Kevin Love added 27 and James had 25 as the Cleveland Cavaliers avoided another 4th-quarter collapse in Game 2 of their National Basketball Association playoffs, beating the Indiana Pacers 117-111 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in the series. The Cavaliers had led 32-29 after an attritional first quarter but began to pull away in the second with James to the fore. Defense is the side of the floor that the Cavs have to shore up in, as they continue to show bad habits right now. In the first two quarters, they shot 56.8 percent from the field, 58.8 percent from 3-point range as they took a 74-49 lead. "We'll figure it out".
But Randolph scored 11 points in the second quarter, and the Grizzlies took a 50-46 lead into halftime. "We came out in the second half with a 25-point lead and had a chance to put our foot on their throat", said George. Of course, LeBron may also need to work out his own kinks, as he had 8 of Cleveland 19 turnovers in Game 2.
James passed Kobe Bryant for number three on the league's career playoff scoring list and tied another National Basketball Association record by winning his 20th consecutive first-round game.
Shumpert picked up a foul guarding George in his first 30 seconds on the floor before knocking down a 3-pointer from the corner, forcing in coach Nate McMillan to call time.
Love scored 10 straight and drew a charging foul on Lance Stephenson in a span of two minutes as the Cavs opened an 89-70 lead.
However, Cleveland came out firing in the third quarter, outscoring the Pacers 35-17 to get the score to 91-84. "And that was big". Paul George was 0-of-4 going against Thompson in the second half. "Try to empower them, try to make them better, try to make them believe we can be great every night". "We needed that spark". After playing Cleveland tough on the road in Games 1 and 2, you'd think that they'd have a decent shot at winning one, if not both games at home.
With Paul George, Monte Ellis, and Miles Turner on the Pacers and Dwayne Wade, Jimmy Butler, and Robin Lopez on the Bulls those two teams had big time players that have come through in big time moments that would create matchup problems for other teams. A lot of it is his heart and his competitiveness. "Then, we got some great play from our guys off the bench".
Pacers: Glenn Robinson III returned after missing the past 12 games with a strained left calf. He's been out since March 26 with a sprained left ankle.
The series moves to Memphis for Game 3 tomorrow.
Coach Tyronn Lue praised James after he moved past Kobe Bryant for third on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list and confessed it was hard to leave Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love out of the final period.
Indiana, meanwhile, is up against it now, as they are faced with the daunting prospect of having to beat the defending champs in four out of the next five games in order to advance.
The Pacers made just 13-of-51 shots in the second half. He shot three fewer shots and made three more.
And with 51 percent saying they wish Obama was still in office, over the 43 percent who prefer President Trump. The poll conducted by PPP surveyed 648 people on April 17 and April 18 and there is a 3.9% margin of error.
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Now, as West Virginia legalizes medical use of a schedule one drug, that has some anxious the problem will only get worse. If Sessions decides to enforce the federal laws that ban medical marijuana, he'd have to crack down on half the country.
As the 2016/17 Premier League term nears it's end, the voting for the prestigious end of season awards has begun. If Spurs have a particular edge it is Harry Kane, who is on his way to becoming a Tottenham legend.
Former French Open and Monte Carlo champion Stan Wawrinka followed Murray out after losing to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-4, 6-4. It was more a case of Murray being unable to play his natural game. "A few times today, I made some bad decisions".
The state cabinet, which met here this afternoon, announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each for the kin of the deceased. Some police officers also sustained injuries, said Superintendent of Police (Tirupati Urban) Jayalakshmi.
President Donald Trump toward those ends, as tensions between them are becoming an urgent security threat for Seoul. Moon said he was willing to both negotiate with the North Korean regime and work with U.S.
The Celtics studied more than their normal amount of film in an effort to keep the Bulls from cleaning the offensive glass. Olynyk (41) during the third quarter in game one of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden.
Even while accusing the USA of trying to overthrow him, Maduro has been careful not to antagonize the new US president. Protesters accuse Maduro of eroding democracy and mismanaging the country's increasingly cash-strapped economy.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced yesterday David Letterman will be stepping up to replace Young at Friday's ceremony. They were inducted alongside the Electric Light Orchestra ( ELO ) and Journey during a concert in NY .
Senators hold off Bruins, leads series
Monday night held a lot of blown leads, but the Senators really stole the show by allowing a three-goal comeback to the Bruins . Colin Miller is expected to return to the Bruins' lineup for Game 4 against the Ottawa Senators at the Garden tonight.
25 years for ex-Saint's killer in 'profoundly sad' case
Faia has said it was devastating for her client to learn of his suspension while at a public wake that the Saints held for Smith. Hayes said he does not blame Smith's family and friends for their anger and said he wishes he could take it back.
Mets slugger Cespedes limps off with hamstring cramp
The team announced that he departed with a left hamstring cramp, although Cespedes gave a different account after the game. The Mets had declined to extend a multi-year offer to Murphy after he carried the team to the NL pennant.
Arkansas conducts first execution since 2005, plans 3 more
Multiple last-minute legal challenges have derailed the state's execution plans, which has been characterized as unprecedented. Thirty-one states now administer the death penalty, and lethal injection is the primary means of execution in all of them.
Tesla recalling 53000 vehicles worldwide for brake problem
Tesla says less than 5 per cent of the vehicles it's recalling may be affected, but it wants to inspect them all to make sure. The company voluntarily recalled 3,000 of its Model S cars in November to resolve seatbelt connectivity problems.
Zidane's Gamble Pays Off As Real Win Five-Goal Thriller
Yannick Carrasco struck twice and Filipe Luis added another goal as third-placed Atletico eased past bottom-side Osasuna , 3-0. But Alvaro Morata headed Madrid level again in the 59th, and the pacesetters kept pushing until Isco netted the victor .
Ontario brings in foreign housing tax to cool Toronto market
The Ontario government has announced what it calls a comprehensive housing package aimed at cooling a red-hot real estate market. In Toronto, the average price of detached properties hit $1.56 million, an increase of 32.8 per cent from March 2016.
Borini grabs late equaliser to give Sunderland hope
West Ham have thrown away 22 points from leading positions in the Premier League this season, the highest in the division. "(Our struggles are) a little bit because of problems within the dressing room but that's for us to deal with it.
Christie defends killing tunnel project he says 'stunk'
Protestors gathered outside the meeting at Newark Penn Station to blame the governor for the recent rail issues. "That's done. Christie during the news conference. "I absolutely will continue to speak my mind on this, both publicly and privately".