The Cavaliers completed a four-game sweep of the Pacers with a 106-102 victory Sunday to become the first team to advance to the second round of the 2017 NBA playoffs.
While the Cavs dominated most of Game 4, taking an 88-77 lead into the fourth quarter, the Pacers fought Cheap Red Sox Jerseys back, outscoring Cleveland 25-18 in the final period and taking a 102-100 lead with 1:31 remaining, before coming up short.
LeBron James — who else? — led the Cavs with 33 points, including a 3-pointer with 1:08 left on the clock that put Cleveland back in front.
The Pacers had a chance to tie the game at 105-105 on their final possession, but Paul George’s jump shot missed badly. James grabbed the rebound, was fouled and made the first of his two free throws to seal the victory.
Kyrie Irving added 28 points for Cleveland; Kevin Love snatched a career playoff-high 16 rebounds; and Deron Williams scored 14 points off bench, shooting 4 for 4 from the field (2 for 2 from long range).
“The calls should definitely be a little more even. In a season where I might have been top five in free throw attempts and makes. I play the same way each and every night.”
Thomas made it clear he’s not pinning his team’s loss on the lack of calls, but he does make a point about not going to the foul line. Considering he’s playing like he has all season, it’s pretty odd to see someone who averaged 8.5 free Cheap Reversible Basketball Jerseys throws per game not go to the line once.
With that being said, criticizing the refs is frowned upon by the NBA. Thomas can expect a fine from the league office, but if it leads to him getting more calls then he’d probably be happy with that outcome.