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Sluggish second half dooms Cavs as they lose Game 4

The Cavaliers opened up a big halftime lead but a lethargic third quarter let the Wizards back in the game and they went on to tie up the series by beating the Cavs 106-96 Sunday night. LeBron was on fire early, scoring 25 points on 5 three-pointers in the first half as the Cavs led by 11 at the end of the second quarter. Gilbert Arenas, who was held to 6 points on 1-9 shooting in the first half, exploded in the third and finished with 34 points. LeBron wasn’t nearly as effective, however. After his hot start, he had only 13 in the second half.

Game 4 was a game of two halves. After the first half, you thought for sure the Cavs were going to cruise to a victory. The Wizards had no energy and the Cavs were clicking. Then, it turned into the Gilbert Arenas show and the Cavs, for whatever reason, were stagnant on offense and did not bring the intensity in the second half. The Cavs committed way too many turnover (21) and LeBron was basically non-existent in the second half. The series is tied and we must go home Wednesday and pull out a win.

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