What goes around, comes around.
After blowing a 26-point lead earlier this month in the regular season to the Atlanta Hawks, the Cleveland Cavaliers redeemed themselves as they erased a 26-point deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers, 119-114, to take a 3-0 series lead in the best of seven series.
The Pacers made history twice in Thursday’s stunning playoff loss as they recorded a franchise record 74 points in the first half, before blowing their largest lead in the playoffs.
LeBron James led the way for the Cavs as he recorded a triple-double with a game-high 41 points to go with 13 rebounds and 12 assists. Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, JR Smith and Channing Frye all had 13 points apiece in the win.
Here’s how the sports world reacted to the historic comeback.
— NBA (@NBA) April 21, 2017
Did Pacers win? pic.twitter.com/HdlRlmLflc
— #BringOnTheFinals (@goodquotes4u2c) April 21, 2017
Pacers blew a 25 point lead pic.twitter.com/Vj7ixHz6yt
— Kevin Beard (@The_KevinBeard) April 21, 2017
— Justin Giles (@JustinGiles_) April 21, 2017
— Jeopardy! Sports (@JeopardySports) April 21, 2017
Let's check on the Pacers… pic.twitter.com/qGmwsfdlbx
— 120 Sports (@120Sports) April 21, 2017
"The Pacers are cruising to their first win of the series with a 25 point halftime lead!" pic.twitter.com/GMiqiuLLsi
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) April 21, 2017