LeBron James, scored 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assist, helps Cleveland to escape Atlanta Hawks in Overtime.
Cleveland Cavaliers Forward LeBron James, starts Game 3, with 0 out of 10 field goal attempts, making his worst starts in his playoff history.
Cavaliers trail the Hawks early in the game by as much as 9 points 16 – 7 Atlanta with 6:08 second in the 1st quarter.
LeBron James, made his first field goal at 7:04 second in the 2nd quarter as the Cav’s rallied as they tied the game 40 all with 3:07 seconds remaining.
Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford, was thrown out of the game in Game 3 , after giving Cavaliers point guard Matthew Dellavedova an an exessive elbow at the back of the body.
With only 34.3 seconds remaining in the 2nd quarter, Al Horford and Matthew Dellavedova are fighting to recover the ball until, Dellavedove loose his balance and landed at the foot and legs of Horford. Horford did not like the actions of Dellavedova, as he retaliates an elbow near at the back of the head.
Horford was ejected after receiving plagrant foul penalty 2 and Dellavedova received technical foul.
After the incident the game resume and ended the 1st half with a score of 49 -48 Atlanta leads.
In the 3rd quarter , LeBron James recorded another milestone as he passed Karl Malone at #6 in all time scoring in a Playoffs with 3 minutes remaining in the 3rd. he also recorded his 12 post season tripple double of his career. James exploded 15 points in the 3rd as they end the 3rd quarter 81 – 76 Cavs lead.
At the 4th quarter Atlanta Hawks are still hanging in the game with only 5:36 second remaining Bazemore tied the game 95 all.
At 4:32 second remaining Atlanta Hawks regain the lead 97-95 on 13 – 2 run by the Hawks. James come back a shot as they tied again the game and recorded another 30 plus points in 3rd straight game.
Bazemore, keeps the Hawks in the leads as he scores the last 7 points. Jeff Teauge , keep the Hawks ahead as he made a back to back basket 104 – 100 Hawks wit a 1:34 remaining.
Iman Shumpert Tied the game 104 – 104 with 17 seconds remaining after making 1 out of two freethrows.
The game goes to overtime after hawks guard Jeff teauge missed the final shot of regulation.
Overtime is wire to wire both teams are not letting go, as both team want to win. With 12.8 seconds remaining James, up the Cavs lead to three by making a lay up 114 -111.
Cleveland Cavaliers escape the game after the Atlanta Hawks missed a back to back three to tied the game, Final score 114 -111 Cav’s win.
Game 4 at Quicken Loans Arena, Tuesday US time, Cav’s lead the serie 3 – 0.