James puts Cavs on the brink

James missed his first 10 shots of the night but nevertheless poured in 37 points to go with 18 rebounds and 13 assists, and it was enough to see Cleveland edge out a battling Atlanta team after overtime.

The score sees Cleveland take a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals, and they can secure their NBA Finals place as soon as Tuesday night in Game 4.

Jeff Teague led Atlanta with 30 points while Paul Millsap added 22, but it was not enough with Kyle Korver injured and Al Horford ejected in the first half.