IND 95 @ CLE 98
Similar to Games 1-4, Game 5 went down to the wire.
Cleveland & Indy went blow for blow, with the Pacers overcoming another double digit deficit to make things interesting in the final period.
But in the closing minute, LeBron James put a perfect bow on one of his best 1st round performances in recent memory - he came up with a huge block* v. Victor Oladipo, then cashed a pull-up triple with no time left.
44!, 10 BOARDS & 8! DIMES v. IND
44! pts, 15/15! from the foul line - 1 made triple (game-winner!).
LeBron's "above & beyond" performances never come as a huge surprise but always serves as a friendly reminder of his dominance & ability to impose his will for 40+ minutes.
CLE only had three players (including L. James) in double figures, shot just 41% as a team. Can the supporting cast generate enough offense to close things out in Game 6?