The Cleveland Cavaliers appeared to be in total control of Game 3 of their first-round series against the Indiana Pacers… through one half. Cleveland had a 57-40 lead at halftime, and legitimately looked really good all-around, not fully depending on LeBron James to do all the work for once.

But the Pacers really turned things up in the second half, particularly on the defensive end. The Cavs were held to to 12 points in the third quarter and 21 points in the second quarter, and the Pacers ultimately came out on top 92-90 to take a 2-1 lead in the series.

The Pacers were led on offense by the sharpshooting efforts of Bojan Bogdanovic. The third-year forward dropped 30 points and went a red-hot 7-of-9 from three point-range.

Bogdanovic had this four-point play to give the Pacers are a four-point lead with 6:10 remaining:

And drilled this three from WAY downtown to give the Pacers a five-point lead with just over two minutes left:


The crucial Game 4 is on Sunday in Indianapolis, and the Pacers have the opportunity to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series.

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