LeBron James had a miserable start and a memorable finish. As a result, the Cavaliers are one win away from their second NBA Finals trip in franchise history.
James had 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists after missing his first 10 shots and the Cavs beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-111 in overtime Sunday to take a commanding 3-0 series lead. They will go for the sweep at home Tuesday night.
It was the Cavs’ second straight game without All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, who again sat with tendinitis in his left knee. They haven’t really needed him yet to beat the East’s top seed.
The Hawks had a chance to force a second overtime, but Shelvin Mack missed two 3-pointers in the game’s final seconds.
Long before a Memorial Day ceremony began in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, a line of vehicles stretched along its roads and back onto the flag-lined section of Rawiga Road in Rittman leading into it.