Irving Nets 37 In Game 2 Win

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.

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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.

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