CLEVELAND – Kevin Love and Anderson Varejao are out for the season with injuries and Kyrie Irving is currently sidelined with an ailment of his own, yet the Cleveland Cavaliers had an even bigger scare on Sunday night as LeBron James fought through knee pain and cramping to get within one victory of the NBA Finals.
After missing his first 10 shots, James earned his first triple-double of the postseason with 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists in 47 minutes during the Cavaliers' 114-111 overtime victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. James said he strongly considered coming out of the game in OT due to cramping. He also appeared to have a knee ailment.
"I gave everything I had tonight," James said.
James was in so much pain that he got on all fours during one point of OT. Cleveland coach David Blatt said it was tough for James to convince him to keep playing. But James did it.
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