Cavaliers sweep Pacers in first round of playoffs with a final score of 106-102

Posted at 4:28 PM, Apr 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 09:24:02-04

LeBron James made a 3-pointer with 68 seconds left Sunday and the Cavaliers hung on for a 106-102 series-clinching victory over the Indiana Pacers.

James finished with 33 points and 10 rebounds as he became the first player under the current playoff format to win 21 consecutive first-round games. He also set a league record with his 10th career playoff sweep.

It sure wasn’t easy. After taking a 96-83 lead with 9:29 to go, the Cavs found themselves in a 102-100 deficit with 1:31 left.

But James answered with the go-ahead 3-pointer and the Cavs sealed the win on James’ free throw with 1 second left.

Lance Stephenson scored 22 points and Paul George added 15 but missed a 3-pointer that could have forced overtime in the closing seconds. It’s the first time the Pacers have lost a series 4-0 in their NBA history.