The Pacers are packing for the offseason and Cleveland will await the victor of the Bucks/Raptors' series.
He was just 5 of 17 from the field in the second half. He spent time with his family in Tacoma between games in Boston and Chicago.
LeBron James dominated with 33 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals while Kyrie Irving scored 28.
That's why IN players, at least IN the back of their minds, are probably already thinking about vacations IN Cancun, Hawaii or the Bahamas. "We needed everything from them", James said, via ESPN. "Once again, we knew that as well", Love said.
In another encouraging sign, Williams, who had 14 points in Game 4, has discovered a comfort level after initially struggling when the Cavaliers acquired him in late February.
McMillan said if the Pacers didn't play with heart and effort it could lead to "major changes".
On Thursday night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, they inflicted the same devastating gut-punch to the Indiana Pacers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.
"I think they're pissed off that we allowed that game to get away and we should be", coach Nate McMIllan said.
The Cavs became the first team to advance to the second round of the postseason with a 106-102 win over the Indiana Pacers, finishing the four-game sweep of the series.
The Cavaliers defeated the Pacers 4-0 in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round matchup and will next face the victor between the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks. There are a ton more numbers, like the superstar scoring or assisting on 73 points in Game 3, but you get the point by now: James is great nearly every night. I'm going with the Over set at 211.5 points for this game, giving me borderline value to hunt the overs. He put up 28 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and zero turnovers in the 2 half alone, an output no other Cavalier has ever achieved over the course of an entire game, let alone one half.
At the 9:29 mark of the fourth quarter, the Cavaliers held a 96-83 lead, but a 19-4 scoring run helped the Pacers take a 102-100 lead after power forward Thaddeus Young got an offensive rebound and tipped in a missed shot from small forward Paul George.
George and the Pacers won't give up in Game 4, sure to show some pride in front of their home fans.
"That's the most frustrating thing, we could at least be up 2-1 and really be in the driver's seat in this series", George said one day after in blew a 26-point lead and lost for the third time in six days. More than any team I've covered in three-plus decades on the beat, these Cavs can be great and totally unbeatable one night, completely disinterested and capable of losing to anyone the next.
The Bulls were led by Jimmy Butler's 33 points and nine assists.
Cleveland gets some extra rest before finding out who it will play in the second round.
Lance Stephenson led the Pacers with 22 points and Paul George had a series-low 15 points. George and Teague hit back-to-back 3s and Turner hit a layup with 4:18 left for a 15-4 run to get IN within 100-98 just over four minutes to play.
"He brings energy and a passion, and I think somewhat of a toughness", IN coach Nate McMillan said of Stephenson, who was added to the Pacers roster on March 29.