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Cavaliers win 104-100 at Indiana to even series at 2

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) LeBron James has been the first-round king for 12 years.

On Sunday night, he needed Kyle Korver's 3-point shooting to put him in position to extend his reign.

The two combined for all of Cleveland's points in a late 10-2 run, helping the Cavaliers to a 104-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers to even the series at 2. James drew boos from the crowd after flipping the ball up the court to run out the clock.

''You don't ever want to go down 3-1 against anybody, no matter if it's the first round or if you're fortunate enough to get all the way to the finals,'' James said. ''It's just too difficult.''

James finished with 32 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and another crowning achievement - his 100th career playoff game with 30 or more points, second all-time to Michael Jordan.

This has been no typical series for James, who started the playoffs with an NBA-record 21 consecutive wins in the first round.

He's already seen the Pacers go wire-to-wire in Game 1, miss a potential tying 3-pointer in the last 35 seconds of Game 2, rally from a 17-point deficit to win Game 3 and erase a 16-point, first-half deficit to take the lead early in the fourth.

This one looked and felt a lot like the three previous games - tough and physical down to a confusing sequence in the final seconds when Lance Stephenson was whistled for wrestling Jeff Green to the court while hoping for a jump ball.

Indiana still led 93-91 with 4:28 to go on Sunday.

Then James and Korver reverted to their old ways.

Korver's 3 with 3:48 left made it 94-93, James followed with a layup, Korver knocked down another 3 and James added another layup to give the Cavs a 101-95 lead with 1:52 left.

Indiana never recovered.

Korver wound up with 18 points and four 3s to give him 200 in his postseason career.

And without those two 3s, James knew he might have been staring at a 3-1 deficit at the earliest stage of the playoffs in his career.

''He's one of the all-time leaders in 3-pointers made,'' James said. ''His four 3s were huge. We needed every last one of them, obviously.''

The Pacers, meanwhile, lamented a missed opportunity.

Despite having seven players score in double figures, making more baskets, grabbing more offensive rebounds and matching Cleveland's 12 3s, Indiana missed six of its last eight shots.

Domantas Sabonis scored 19 points for Indiana. Myles Turner and Victor Oladipo each had 17, though Oladipo was just 5 of 20 from the field.

Only this time, as in Game 2, Indiana couldn't quite finish.

''We just didn't play the game the right way,'' Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. ''You get into these games, these emotional games, and you're so pumped up - sometimes you try do some things yourself. Usually, those things don't work.''

After the Cavs took a 49-33 lead with 6:01 left in the first half, the Pacers used a 10-2 run to get within 60-50 at the half then opened the second half on a 10-2 spurt to make it 62-50.

Cleveland extended the lead 76-68 lead with 4:41 left in the third only to watch the Pacers score the last six points of the quarter, tie the score on Lance Stephenson's 11-footer to open the fourth and then take the lead on Sabonis' 3-pointer with 10:51 left.

From that point, it was an all-out slugfest that included James getting called for a technical foul with 6:12 to play.

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: James extended his record of games with 30 points, five rebounds and five assists to 75. ... J.R. Smith scored 12 points and Jordan Clarkson each scored 12 points. ... Kevin Love had five points and 11 rebounds. ... Cleveland outscored Indiana 17-7 on fast-break points and became the first team in the series to top 100 points.

Pacers: Have lost six of their last eight playoff games against Cleveland. ... Thad Young has 12 points and a playoff career-high 16 rebounds. ... Indiana committed only nine turnovers but was outscored 17-13 off turnovers.

UPHILL BATTLE

Cavaliers point guard George Hill missed Game 4 with back spasms, an injury he first suffered during Game 1 and aggravated during Game 3.

It's not clear whether he'll be ready to play Wednesday, either.

''There's just not a lot of movement there,'' coach Tyronn Lue said before the game.

With Hill out, the Cavs plugged veteran Jose Calderon into the starting lineup. Calderon finished with two points and one assist after failing to enter Game 3.

THEY SAID IT

Cavaliers: ''We came on the road in a hostile environment and got a big win after a letdown in the last game,'' Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. ''When you lose a tough game, it's tough to bounce back, especially on the road. It's a tribute to our guys and their character.''

Pacers: ''We need to calm down and execute,'' McMillan said when asked what needs to change. ''You play the game together and you play for each other. We weren't connected (in Game 4).''

UP NEXT

Game 5 will be played Wednesday in Cleveland.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:43 +2 Myles Turner made jump shot, assist by Darren Collison 0-2
11:23   Offensive foul on Kevin Love  
11:23   Offensive foul on Kevin Love  
11:02   Thaddeus Young missed layup  
11:00   Defensive rebound by Kevin Love  
10:41   LeBron James missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:37   Defensive rebound by Bojan Bogdanovic  
10:30   Offensive rebound by Thaddeus Young  
10:30   Thaddeus Young missed layup  
10:30   Shooting foul on Kevin Love  
10:30   Thaddeus Young missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:30   Team rebound  
10:30 +1 Thaddeus Young made 2nd of 2 free throws 0-3
10:12   Kevin Love missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:09   Defensive rebound by Bojan Bogdanovic  
10:01   Lost ball turnover on Victor Oladipo, stolen by Kevin Love  
9:55 +2 LeBron James made layup, assist by Jose Calderon 2-3
9:42   Bojan Bogdanovic missed layup, blocked by Kyle Korver  
9:42   Team rebound  
9:37   Bojan Bogdanovic missed jump shot  
9:33   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
9:27 +3 J.R. Smith made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LeBron James 5-3
9:18   Victor Oladipo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:14   Defensive rebound by Kyle Korver  
9:03   Kyle Korver missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:00   Defensive rebound by Bojan Bogdanovic  
8:57   Darren Collison missed jump shot  
8:54   Victor Oladipo missed dunk  
8:54   Offensive rebound by Victor Oladipo  
8:54   Team rebound  
8:54   Personal foul on Jose Calderon  
8:40 +2 Victor Oladipo made finger-roll layup 5-5
8:32   Personal foul on Darren Collison  
8:25 +2 Jose Calderon made finger-roll layup 7-5
8:17   Bojan Bogdanovic missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Kyle Korver  
8:13   Defensive rebound by J.R. Smith  
7:54   Personal foul on Myles Turner  
7:42 +2 LeBron James made finger-roll layup, assist by Tristan Thompson 9-5
7:19 +3 Thaddeus Young made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Bojan Bogdanovic 9-8
7:00   J.R. Smith missed floating jump shot  
6:56   Defensive rebound by Thaddeus Young  
6:51   Thaddeus Young missed layup  
6:50   Defensive rebound by J.R. Smith  
6:42 +2 LeBron James made finger-roll layup 11-8
6:28   Out of bounds turnover on Victor Oladipo  
6:17   Shooting foul on Victor Oladipo  
6:17 +1 Kyle Korver made 1st of 3 free throws 12-8
6:17 +1 Kyle Korver made 2nd of 3 free throws 13-8
6:17   Kyle Korver missed 3rd of 3 free throws  
6:17   Defensive rebound by Thaddeus Young  
6:03   Darren Collison missed jump shot  
6:00   Defensive rebound by Jose Calderon  
5:52   Jose Calderon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:49   Defensive rebound by Thaddeus Young  
5:25 +2 Myles Turner made jump shot, assist by Bojan Bogdanovic 13-10
5:09   Kyle Korver missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:07   Defensive rebound by Darren Collison  
5:03 +3 Victor Oladipo made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Darren Collison 13-13
4:42   Kyle Korver missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:40   Defensive rebound by Victor Oladipo  
4:38   Victor Oladipo missed dunk  
4:35   Defensive rebound by Tristan Thompson  
4:31 +3 J.R. Smith made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LeBron James 16-13
4:10   Bojan Bogdanovic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:07   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
4:02   Kyle Korver missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:59   Offensive rebound by LeBron James  
3:59 +2 LeBron James made dunk 18-13
3:59   Shooting foul on Myles Turner  
3:59 +1 LeBron James made free throw 19-13
3:44   Domantas Sabonis missed hook shot  
3:40   Offensive rebound by Lance Stephenson  
3:34   Out of bounds turnover on Domantas Sabonis  
3:16 +2 LeBron James made jump shot 21-13
2:59 +2 Domantas Sabonis made finger-roll layup, assist by Darren Collison 21-15
2:44   Offensive foul on Tristan Thompson  
2:44   Offensive foul on Tristan Thompson  
2:25   Victor Oladipo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:22   Defensive rebound by Jordan Clarkson  
2:19   Tristan Thompson missed layup, blocked by Victor Oladipo  
2:17   Defensive rebound by Victor Oladipo  
2:14   Shooting foul on Rodney Hood  
2:14   Thaddeus Young missed 1st of 2 free throws  
2:14   Team rebound  
2:14   Thaddeus Young missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
2:14   Offensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
2:00 +2 Lance Stephenson made finger-roll layup 21-17
1:45   J.R. Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:42   Defensive rebound by Victor Oladipo  
1:32 +3 Lance Stephenson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Victor Oladipo 21-20
1:06 +2 Jordan Clarkson made fade-away jump shot 23-20
0:58   Bad pass turnover on Victor Oladipo, stolen by Larry Nance Jr.  
0:54 +2 Rodney Hood made jump shot 25-20
0:39 +2 Domantas Sabonis made jump shot, assist by Cory Joseph 25-22
0:23   Personal foul on Cory Joseph  
0:23 +1 Rodney Hood made 1st of 2 free throws 26-22
0:23 +1 Rodney Hood made 2nd of 2 free throws 27-22
0:06   Personal foul on Jordan Clarkson  
0:01   Shooting foul on J.R. Smith  
0:01 +1 Victor Oladipo made 1st of 2 free throws 27-23
0:01 +1 Victor Oladipo made 2nd of 2 free throws 27-24
0:00 +3 J.R. Smith made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jeff Green 30-24
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:42   Larry Nance Jr. missed jump shot  
11:40   Defensive rebound by Cory Joseph  
11:24   Lost ball turnover on Domantas Sabonis, stolen by Larry Nance Jr.  
11:19   Shooting foul on Lance Stephenson  
11:19 +1 Larry Nance Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 31-24
11:19 +1 Larry Nance Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 32-24
11:09   Lance Stephenson missed jump shot  
11:06   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
11:02 +2 Larry Nance Jr. made dunk, assist by LeBron James 34-24
10:46 +2 Domantas Sabonis made layup, assist by Lance Stephenson 34-26
10:46   Shooting foul on LeBron James  
10:46   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
10:46   Domantas Sabonis missed free throw  
10:32 +2 LeBron James made driving layup, assist by Jeff Green 36-26
10:12 +2 Lance Stephenson made fade-away jump shot 36-28
9:56   Personal foul on Bojan Bogdanovic  
9:44   Jeff Green missed jump shot  
9:39   Offensive rebound by Larry Nance Jr.  
9:32 +2 Jordan Clarkson made jump shot 38-28
9:13   Lance Stephenson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:09   Defensive rebound by Jeff Green  
9:05 +2 Jeff Green made floating jump shot 40-28
8:43 +3 Myles Turner made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Lance Stephenson 40-31
8:18 +2 LeBron James made floating jump shot 42-31
8:00 +2 Bojan Bogdanovic made driving layup, assist by Cory Joseph 42-33
7:40   LeBron James missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:38   Defensive rebound by Victor Oladipo  
7:27   Thaddeus Young missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:23   Defensive rebound by Larry Nance Jr.  
7:11 +2 Larry Nance Jr. made dunk, assist by LeBron James 44-33
6:48   Cory Joseph missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:44   Defensive rebound by Jordan Clarkson  
6:36 +2 Jordan Clarkson made driving layup 46-33
6:19   Bad pass turnover on Myles Turner, stolen by Kevin Love  
6:01 +3 Jordan Clarkson made 3-pt. jump shot 49-33
5:46   Personal foul on Jeff Green  
5:40   Out of bounds turnover on Bojan Bogdanovic  
5:30   Larry Nance Jr. missed hook shot  
5:26   Offensive rebound by LeBron James  
5:26   LeBron James missed dunk  
5:25   Defensive rebound by Thaddeus Young  
5:12 +3 Myles Turner made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Darren Collison 49-36
5:02   Full timeout called  
4:44   J.R. Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:41   Defensive rebound by Bojan Bogdanovic  
4:27 +3 Darren Collison made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Victor Oladipo 49-39
4:00 +3 Jordan Clarkson made 3-pt. jump shot 52-39
3:42   Myles Turner missed layup, blocked by Larry Nance Jr.  
3:38   Offensive rebound by Myles Turner  
3:36   Bojan Bogdanovic missed jump shot  
3:34   Defensive rebound by Larry Nance Jr.  
3:34   Personal foul on Thaddeus Young  
3:21   J.R. Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:17   Team rebound  
3:15   J.R. Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:11   Defensive rebound by Thaddeus Young  
3:08 +2 Darren Collison made layup, assist by Thaddeus Young 52-41
3:00   Offensive foul on Jordan Clarkson  
3:00   Offensive foul on Jordan Clarkson  
2:49 +2 Myles Turner made layup, assist by Darren Collison 52-43
2:26   Shooting foul on Myles Turner  
2:26 +1 LeBron James made 1st of 2 free throws 53-43
2:26 +1 LeBron James made 2nd of 2 free throws 54-43
2:09   Darren Collison missed jump shot  
2:07   Team rebound  
1:57   Personal foul on Bojan Bogdanovic  
1:57 +1 LeBron James made 1st of 2 free throws 55-43
1:57 +1 LeBron James made 2nd of 2 free throws 56-43
1:40   Darren Collison missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:36   Defensive rebound by Jeff Green  
1:33 +2 LeBron James made layup, assist by Jeff Green 58-43
1:14   Lance Stephenson missed jump shot  
1:11   Defensive rebound by J.R. Smith  
1:10   Bad pass turnover on J.R. Smith, stolen by Lance Stephenson  
1:07 +2 Lance Stephenson made layup 58-45
0:44   Lost ball turnover on Jeff Green, stolen by Darren Collison  
0:44   Personal foul on J.R. Smith  
0:34 +3 Victor Oladipo made 3-pt. jump shot 58-48
0:23   Shooting foul on Domantas Sabonis  
0:23 +1 LeBron James made 1st of 2 free throws 59-48
0:23 +1 LeBron James made 2nd of 2 free throws 60-48
0:02 +2 Darren Collison made layup, assist by Lance Stephenson 60-50
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:39   Kevin Love missed jump shot  
11:36   Defensive rebound by Thaddeus Young  
11:23 +2 Myles Turner made layup, assist by Darren Collison 60-52
11:03   Jose Calderon missed driving layup  
11:03   Offensive rebound by Kevin Love  
11:03 +2 Kevin Love made dunk 62-52
11:03   Defensive goaltending violation  
10:44 +3 Myles Turner made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Darren Collison 62-55
10:19   Bad pass turnover on Jose Calderon, stolen by Thaddeus Young  
10:18   Personal foul on LeBron James  
10:00   Darren Collison missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:57   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
9:51   Kevin Love missed turnaround jump shot, blocked by Thaddeus Young  
9:48   Defensive rebound by Darren Collison  
9:44   Personal foul on Kevin Love  
9:34   Victor Oladipo missed jump shot  
9:32   Defensive rebound by Jose Calderon  
9:25   Kevin Love missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:22   Defensive rebound by Myles Turner  
9:10 +2 Darren Collison made driving layup 62-57
9:10   Shooting foul on Jose Calderon  
9:10 +1 Darren Collison made free throw 62-58
9:00   Lost ball turnover on LeBron James, stolen by Myles Turner  
8:53 +2 Bojan Bogdanovic made driving layup, assist by Victor Oladipo 62-60
8:51   Full timeout called  
8:29   Shooting foul on Myles Turner  
8:29 +1 Kyle Korver made 1st of 2 free throws 63-60
8:29 +1 Kyle Korver made 2nd of 2 free throws 64-60
8:18   Darren Collison missed jump shot  
8:16   Defensive rebound by Kevin Love  
8:11   J.R. Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:07   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
8:02 +2 Domantas Sabonis made dunk, assist by Victor Oladipo 64-62
7:52 +3 J.R. Smith made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LeBron James 67-62
7:38   Kicked ball violation  
7:30 +3 Bojan Bogdanovic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Victor Oladipo 67-65
6:58 +3 Jose Calderon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kyle Korver 70-65
6:45 +3 Bojan Bogdanovic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Darren Collison 70-68
6:16   LeBron James missed 3-pt. fade-away jump shot  
6:13   Defensive rebound by Bojan Bogdanovic  
6:07   Victor Oladipo missed layup  
6:04   Defensive rebound by Kevin Love  
5:56 +3 Kyle Korver made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jose Calderon 73-68
5:27   Thaddeus Young missed jump shot  
5:26   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
5:16   J.R. Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:14   Offensive rebound by Kevin Love  
5:12 +2 Kevin Love made dunk 75-68
4:53   Darren Collison missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:50   Defensive rebound by Kevin Love  
4:41   Shooting foul on Thaddeus Young  
4:41   Team rebound  
4:41   Kevin Love missed 1st of 2 free throws  
4:41 +1 Kevin Love made 2nd of 2 free throws 76-68
4:25   Bojan Bogdanovic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:22   Defensive rebound by J.R. Smith  
4:15   Kevin Love missed layup, blocked by Thaddeus Young  
4:12   Offensive rebound by Kevin Love  
4:11   Lost ball turnover on Kevin Love, stolen by Thaddeus Young  
3:58   Thaddeus Young missed layup  
3:55   Offensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
3:55 +2 Domantas Sabonis made dunk 76-70
3:31   LeBron James missed jump shot  
3:27   Defensive rebound by Thaddeus Young  
3:25   Victor Oladipo missed layup, blocked by LeBron James  
3:23   Offensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
3:23 +2 Domantas Sabonis made dunk 76-72
3:10 +3 Kyle Korver made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LeBron James 79-72
2:52   Domantas Sabonis missed driving layup  
2:51   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
2:46   Shooting foul on Lance Stephenson  
2:46   Team rebound  
2:46