The Cleveland Cavaliers sweep the Indiana Pacers and top the Indiana Pacers 106-102 in game-four in the first round of the playoffs. LeBron James led the way with 33 points on 13 of 25 from the field, including 10 rebounds, four assists, four steals, and blocked two shots. James made a clutch three-pointer with less than two minutes remaining in the game to give the Cavaliers a one point lead. Kyrie Irving put in 28 points on 10 of 25 from the field, and blocked three shots. Irving scored 16 of his points in the third quarter.
Tristan Thompson put up six points on just 2 of 6 from the floor, and grabbed 11 rebounds. Kevin Love had an off game as he scored five points on 2 of 13 from the field, but he did crash the boards with 16 rebounds. Deron Williams added nine points on a perfect 4 of 4 from the field in 13 minutes off the bench. Channing Frye finished with seven points on 2 of 4 from the floor off the pine.
The Cavaliers shot 41.1 percent from the field and shot a horrid 29 percent on 9 of 31 from three-point range. The Cavaliers did not shoot the ball well, but they did play better defense. The Cavaliers did sweep the Pacers in the first round, but each game they won was by single digits. The Cavaliers will move on to the second round of the playoffs and they will face either the Toronto Raptors or the Milwaukee Bucks.
For the Pacers, Myles Turner led the way with 20 points on 8 of 10 from the field, and pulled down nine rebounds. Jeff Teague posted a double-double with 15 points on 6 of 12 from the floor, to go along with 10 assists, four rebounds, two steals, and blocked three shots. Paul George really struggled in this game as he scored 15 points on merely 5 of 20 from the field, plucked seven rebounds, dished out six assists, and stripped away four steals. Thaddeus Young recorded a double-double with 13 points on 6 of 14 from the field, collected 10 rebounds, and stripped away two steals. Lance Stephenson contributed 22 points on 9 of 15 from the floor, snatched six rebounds, and buried four three-pointers off the bench.
Glenn Robinson III dropped in six points on a perfect 3 of 3 from the field off the pine. The Pacers shot 46.6 percent from the field, and shot 33.3 percent on 10 of 30 behind the three-point line. The Pacers only shot 58.8 percent on 10 of 17 from the free-throw line. The Pacers were down by as many as 13 points in the second half, but the Pacers had a two point lead with less than two minutes remaining in the game. The Pacers had a chance to win this game, but they just did not play good enough for 48 minutes.
Paul George said, “It’s real frustrating to continue on losing to the same team or the same person. Ultimately, he (James) is who I’m always going to have to see and face.”