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Down by 25 at halftime, the Cavaliers seemed as good as dead against the Pacers tonight. But then an explosion of offense from LeBron James helped fuel a 14-0 Cleveland run in the third quarter, andĀ the ultimate result was theĀ largest second-half comeback in postseason history.

After the first two games of the series showed that Paul George couldnā€™t propel the Pacers to victory all on his own, the third one initially looked as if he was going to give it his best shot. With 23 points and 9 rebounds in the first half, he quickly built a significant lead for Indiana as the Cavaliers struggled to make a shot (36.7 percent from the field) or to hold onto the ball (eight turnovers). But Georgeā€™s offense cooled significantly in the second, with 4-of-14 shooting, and that opened a window for LeBron to go off and put on his own one-man show.

None of his teammates scored more than 13 points, but James made it so that they didnā€™t have to. He notched his 17th career playoff triple-double withĀ 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists. As the Cavaliers stormed back in the crucial third quarter, he almost outscored the Pacers all on his ownā€”13 points to Indianaā€™s 17. Cleveland ultimately won by a score of 119-114 to go up 3-0 in the series.

Game 4 is Sunday.