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LeBron James scored 41 points while padding his postseason resume with yet another triple-double, leading defending champion Cleveland back from a 25-point halftime deficit to a 119-114 victory over the Pacers on Thursday night.
He scored 28 in the second half and finished with 13 rebounds and 12 assists, moving past Kobe Bryant and into third on the NBA's playoff scoring list. Bryant had 5,640 points; James now has 5,669.
Paul George did everything he could to get Indiana back in the series. He scored 36 points, grabbed a playoff career-high 15 rebounds and finishing with nine assists, one short of his second postseason triple-double.
Jeff Teague finished with 15 points and seven assists. Lance Stephenson had 13 points.
Irving, Love, J.R. Smith, Channing Frye all scored 13 points.
Cleveland has won six straight over Indiana.
On Sunday, Indiana will try to stave off elimination when it hosts Cleveland for Game 4.

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