Pacers take control of series
The Cleveland Cavaliers stunningly blew a 17 point second half lead to fall to the Indiana Pacers 92-90 Friday evening in Indianapolis.
The Pacers now take a 2-1 advantage in the first round series with the defending Eastern Conference champions.
Leading the way for Indiana was Bojan Bogdanovic, as the 29-year old small forward from Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina had a game high 30 points while pulling down four rebounds for the contest.
Before Friday evening the Cavaliers were 39-0 this season while leading after three quarters. Cleveland only scored 33 points in all of the second half and scored just 12 points in the third quarter.
LeBron James led the way for Cleveland, as the 33-year old power forward from Akron, Ohio had a team high 28 points while grabbing 12 rebounds and passing out eight assists for a double-double for the game.
The Cavaliers fall to 0-3 this season in Indiana and have only lost seven games in the Eastern Conference playoff since 2015.
Victor Oladipo was strong in a supportive role, as the 25-year old shooting guard from Silver Spring Maryland had 18 points for the contest.
Game 4 is Sunday at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, with all indications that this will be a make or break game for the series.
The Pacers have a chance to push the Cavaliers to a potential elimination contest in Game 5 back in Cleveland at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Pacers are 4999/1 to win the NBA title with the Cavaliers 9/2 and the Boston Celtics are priced at 999/1.
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