Daily News – April 22, 2017

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Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James-led second unit forces opponent to ‘pick your poison’
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

INDIANAPOLIS — With less than three minutes remaining in the first quarter of Game 3, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue used a perplexing lineup.

LeBron James needed a breather. He had to be fresh for the beginning of the second quarter, which forced Lue to go with Kyrie Irving, Kyle Korver, Iman Shumpert, Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye. The coach was clearly searching.

Four of the five players are part of the customary group which starts the second quarter. Only this time they were playing with Irving instead of James. It didn’t work very well. The Pacers finished the quarter on a 14-8 spurt, building a 10-point lead. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

LeBron James’ greatness ‘showcased’ in different fashion in historic second-half comeback
Author: Marla Ridenour
Publication: Akron Beacon Journal

INDIANAPOLIS: Since his iconic playoff performance against the Detroit Pistons in 2007, reminders of LeBron James’ greatness have been frequent.

His amazing stat lines, his mounting list of triple-doubles at age 32, his six consecutive trips to the NBA Finals and three NBA championships are taken for granted. Like Tiger Woods, James has been in our midst for so long that we might not comprehend the history we’ve witnessed, we might not miss what James brings to the game until he’s no longer playing.

But reminders of how James elevates those around him are much less tangible. In that sense, James’ performance against the Indiana Pacers in a 119-114 victory Thursday night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse was one of the best illustrations in James’ 14-year career. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

Cavs are an unpredictable bunch
Author: Rick Noland
Publication: Medina Gazette

After 31 years on the beat and 85 games this season — 82 in the regular season and three in the playoffs — this is what I’ve figured out about the 2016-17 Cavaliers: I can’ figure them out.

All of the Cavs’ multiple personalities — from the ugly to the bad to the good to the great to the phenomenal — were on display Thursday night in a record-setting 119-114 Game 3 victory over the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Down as many as 26 points and trailing 74-49 at halftime, all the Cavs did was outscore the Pacers 70-40 in the second half, including 35-17 in the third quarter to get back in the game. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

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