Cavs Even Series With Pacers

Ruben Hill
April 23, 2018

Cleveland managed to even the series 2-2, winning Game 4 by a score of 104-100.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including tipping in the go-ahead basket with 5 seconds left, and Milwaukee beat Boston to tie its first-round playoff series at two games apiece.

What now becomes a pivotal Game 5 resumes on Wednesday night back at Quicken Loans Arena with the contest set to tip off just after 7 p.m. ET.

32 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists, and Korver contributed 18 points.

After trailing in the fourth quarter, the Cavs turned it around with a couple of big three-pointers from Kyle Korver.

After taking a 92-89 lead with 6:12 to play following a rare LeBron technical foul, the Pacers scored only three points in nearly six minutes until scoring five points in the final 15.2 seconds.

Domantas Sabonis scored 19 points for Indiana. But Victor Oladipo made a 3-pointer with 12 seconds remaining and Lance Stephenson tied up Jeff Green on the ensuing trip downcourt, the two rolling on the floor for possession, resulting in a replay review with nine seconds left.

Following the game, LeBron was asked whether the technical had anything to do with motivating the Cavs.

The Pacers trailed 60-50 at the half, but started the third quarter with a 10-2 run, five of the points by Turner, who opened with a layup and then added a 3-pointer.

"You don't ever want to go down 3-1 against anybody, no matter if it's the first round or if you're fortunate enough to get all the way to the finals", James said.

"We've got to use the home court to our advantage, like we did in Game 2", Love said.

Kevin Love had a real bad night.

Check out the team sites for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers for more game coverage. Cleveland outscored IN 17-7 on fast-break points and became the first team IN the series to top 100 points.

Love struggled with early foul trouble, scoring just five points on 2-of-10 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds.

With the Pacers leading 91-89 midway through the fourth quarter of Game 4 on Sunday, Stephenson unleashed his latest round of antagonistic antics. Thad Young has 12 points and 16 rebounds.

Cavaliers point guard George Hill missed Game 4 with back spasms, an injury he first suffered during Game 1 and aggravated during Game 3.

With Hill out, the Cavs plugged veteran Jose Calderon into the starting lineup. He scored just one point and missed all three of his shots (all jumpers) in the third quarter as Cleveland's lead slipped away. The Cavaliers can't afford to keep him off the floor for long stretches because so numerous other players have struggled, and there's no Kyrie Irving to bail them out anymore in those minutes. "We weren't connected (in Game 4)".

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