LeBron James Helps Cavs Edge Hawks

The Cleveland Cavaliers were once again without Kyrie Irving, and just as he did in Game 2, LeBron James once again overcame a poor shooting night to carry the Cavs to victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
James, who moved past Karl Malone for sixth on the all-time playoff scoring list, finished with a ridiculous 37 points, 18 rebounds, 13 assists, and three steals as Cleveland took a 3-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals with a 114-111 overtime victory.
The Hawks failed to capitalize as James slogged through an 0-for-10 start from the field early in the game, then rallied from a fourth quarter deficit to force overtime, with Jeff Teague even getting an open look at a potential game-winning three as the buzzer sounded on regulation.
Already without the injured Kyle Korver, Atlanta was forced to finish the game without All-Star big man Al Horford, who was ejected for dropping an elbow on Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova in the second quarter.
With the victory, the Cavs moved within a win of their first Finals berth in eight years, with James moving within a game of his fifth straight Finals appearance.


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