The 3-point IN lead--the biggest of the night for the Pacers--at the time of James shoving Lance Stephenson was now gone. Sunday, Rozier scored just 10 points on three-of-12 shooting (two of 10 from three-point range) in the game-four loss.
Cleveland led at the half, 60-50, only to find themselves only up by two after three periods, 80-78.
Cleveland ranks third in blocks allowed per game (4.1) while in ranks 20th (5.1).
WIZARDS 106, RAPTORS 98 John Wall took over down the stretch after Bradley Beal fouled out, having a hand in 10 of Washington's last 14 points and finishing with 27 points and 14 assists as the host Wizards came back to beat top-seeded Toronto and even their series at 2-2.
Game 5 will be played at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday. The Pacers put all five starters in double digits in Game 4, and seven players total. He was his typical self in this contest with 28 points on 10-of-22 shooting while pulling down 12 rebounds and dishing out eight assists. Once the officials blew the whistle, signaling the jump ball to come, Stephenson stripped the ball completely from James and held it up over his head like a trophy he just won.
Cleveland led early, the Pacers rallied to tie it, but a mid-first-quarter 8-0 for the Cavs set the tone for the remainder of the first half.
The Pacers were led by Domantas Sabonis, who had 19 points.
"You aren't going to win if you play the game like that".
The Pacers are 39-16 when they score above 100 points, while the Cavaliers are 49-18. "We still made shots".
They are going to use the neuralyzers from Men in Black to make sure everybody forgets about the second half of game 3.
The Cavs were without starting point guard George Hill, stricken with back spasms in Game 3 that were prompted by Trevor Booker hitting him on an illegal screen in Game 1. 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.
Lue stuck with his vow to play Tristan Thompson, sending him in for Love.
Cavs coach Tyronn Lue laughed when Stephenson's name was brought up during his postgame media conference, and chalked up the Pacers forward's actions to innocent rough housing.