cbssports.com - 42 days ago
Cavaliers clinch playoffs behind 101 combined points from 'Big Three'
The Cleveland Cavaliers needed a crazy fourth-quarter comeback against the Lakers, but a win is a win, and they got one Sunday night, beating the Lakers 125-120 to become the first Eastern Conference team to clinch a playoff spot.
The Cavs (46-23) now lead the Celtics for the East’s top spot by 2½ games. Not only was the victory an important one for the Cavs, but it was historical, too; it was the first game in which the Big Three combined for 100-plus points. This marks the first time that LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving have combined to score 100 points in a game — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 20, 2017 Kyrie led the way, dropping 46 points on 15-of-21 shooting. LeBron was impressive as always, putting up 34 points, six rebounds, and 7 assists. Kevin Love -- in his best performance since returning from his knee surgery -- added 21 points and 15 rebounds. One hundred one points! From three guys!