INDIANAPOLIS — LeBron James wanted Kyle Korver on his team for one reason Korver’s 3s, James’ energy boost lead Cavs past Pacers.
He knew the 35-year-old sharp-shooter could still play, and now Korver is proving how valuable he can be.
Korver scored a season-high 29 points and James gave the Cleveland Cavaliers a second-half energy boost to help the defending champs erase a 15-point deficit and blow out the Indiana Pacers 132-117 on Wednesday night. Cleveland has won the first three games on a four-game road trip and six of its last seven overall.
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Irving finished with 29 points and seven assists. James had 25 points, nine assists and six rebounds, and Love had 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Indiana led most of the first half and still had a 63-57 edge at halftime.
James cranked up his defensive intensity after the break and forced Indiana into a flurry of empty possessions. Korver’s sharp-shooting then helped Cleveland lead 97-81 heading into the fourth quarter.