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Milestone night for LeBron James

On Sunday night, LeBron James ...

  • Passed Jason Kidd for second-most playoff triple-doubles (12).
  • Tied Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for third-most 30-point playoff games (75).
  • Passed Karl Malone for sixth on career playoff points list (4,782).

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LeBron leads Cavs to victory

LeBron James missed his first 10 shots of the game. Then he took over, finishing with 37 points, 18 rebounds, 13 assists and a pair of clutch baskets in overtime to lead the Cavaliers to a win and a commanding 3-0 lead in the conference finals.

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LeBron serves up a facial

Before he was limping in overtime, LeBron James was leaping in regulation, throwing down this massive dunk over a pair of Hawks defenders.

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Horford ejected in Hawks' loss

Al Horford was ejected late in the first half for throwing an elbow at Matthew Dellavedova. Horford said after the game: "I did think he went at me, but I should've handled it better. I shouldn't have got caught up in that."

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Dave McMenamin @mcten

LeBron literally dropped the mic at the end of that press conference. Although I think it was unintentional

LeBron looking ahead to Game 4

"Our coaching staff will give us a game plan, and it's up to us to go out and execute it. ... If we come in with our defensive mindset that we've had the whole playoffs so far, we'll have a chance to advance."

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Horford on Dellavedova

Al Horford said of the Cavs' Matthew Dellavedova: "He's a player that plays hard, but there's gotta be a line at some point. ... He's gotta learn that at the end of the day it's a big brotherhood here, guys look out for each other."

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LeBron on cramping issues

LeBron James, when asked if his troubles tonight were similar to the ones he experienced in Game 1 of the Finals last year: "It's the same thing. I played to exhaustion. I play hard and I give my teammates and I give myself as much as I can give, and sometimes the body shuts down at times."

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Dellavedova on Horford ejection

Matthew Dellavedova when asked about Al Horford's comments that he has a "track record" of dangerous plays: "I would disagree with that. I was boxing him out and you can see from the baseline view he's pulling my left arm down."

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LeBron on exhausting Game 3 win

"I gave it everything I had tonight. My teammates did. ... It's a huge win for our team."

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Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

All 3 officials plus alternate, who consulted on headset during review, supported Al Horford's ejection per a league source.

Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Contrary to any reports, the Hawks say there was no break in Korver's ankle and that he has yet to see a specialist. Timetable unknown.

Shumpert: We couldn't stop playing

Iman Shumpert on the Cavaliers' Game 3 win: "We just couldn't stop playing. We missed out on a lot of opportunities to close the game ... but guys made plays. LeBron played huge."

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From down 3 to down 3-0

Shelvin Mack had a great look at a potential game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds, but he couldn't get it to go and the Hawks now find themselves in a 3-0 hole in the Eastern Conference Finals.

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LeBron hobbled, still victorious

After the Cavs' Game 3 win, LeBron told TNT: "You could play doctor right now, how many injuries I got right now. But at that point, I felt like I couldn't give more, but then it was mind over matter. ... I was able to push through."

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Blatt: LeBron wouldn't let us lose

Cavs coach David Blatt said: "LeBron just cramped up. He played through the pain and he played through the cramping. He just wouldn't let us lose."

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