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The Cavaliers came perilously close to yet another fourth-quarter meltdown today in the first game of the playoffs, briefly falling behind the Pacers late after being up by as many as 10 earlier in the final quarter.

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The Pacers took their first and only second-half lead with a Jeff Teague three-pointer with three and a half minutes remaining. But LeBron James immediately answered with a dunk to tie, and the Pacers couldn’t take the lead back from there. Though Kyrie Irving came up with a block and a steal to cut two key Indiana scoring opportunities short, the Pacers finally made it a one-point game with 20 seconds left to play, courtesy of a Paul George three:

With Paul George double-teamed, the game-winning shot attempt went to CJ Miles, and his jumper missed. The Cavs won, 109-108, with Game 2 on Monday.