Game 3 between the Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers was a must win for the Pacers, who entered the contest down 0-2 in the best of seven series.

The Pacers came out of the gates firing on all cylinders, building a 26-point lead at one point, giving their home crowd much to cheer for.

Lance Stephenson was hitting threes, Paul George was getting to his spots with ease, and Indiana’s offense was literally toying with the Cavs‘ defense. It looked like it was going to be an easy win for the Pacers.

But then came the second half, one fully dominated by the best basketball player on the planet, LeBron James.

The Cavs outscored the Pacers 70-40 after halftime, with James orchestrating the Cavs’ comeback with his explosive drives to the hoop and elite playmaking abilities.

Cleveland wound up winning by a final score of 119-114, taking a commanding 3-0 lead in the series. The Cavs matched the largest comeback win in NBA playoff history.

James finished with a triple-double, racking up 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists while shooting 14-of-27 from the field, 6-of-12 beyond the arc. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love had a great view of the epic comeback win, as the two stars sat on the bench for much of the fourth quarter, making Cleveland’s comeback look even better.

The Cleveland Cavaliers know that offense is never going to be an issue for them. They have too much talent on their roster to not score the ball at will on a nightly basis. Defense is the side of the floor that the Cavs have to shore up in, as they continue to show bad habits right now.

Once they decide to lock in on defense, however, the Cavs continue to prove that there is no team in the East that can compete with them for 48 minutes, and tonight was a perfect example of that. The Pacers played perfect basketball in the first half and then they couldn’t buy a basket in the second once LeBron and the Cavs started honing in on their personal matchups.

The Cavs will go for the series sweep in Game 4 which is on Sunday. Here are the highlights from Game 3.

Ashish Mathur is an NBA writer at TheSportsBlaze. Follow him on Twitter — amathuropsn.