Game 4:Cavaliers: 91Pistons: 87
LeBron, Cavs top Detroit; series knotted at 2-2
The Cavaliers are only two wins away from making their first trip to the NBA Finals. Rookie guard Daniel Gibson played the best game of his young career on Tuesday night, scoring 21 points in helping lift Cleveland to a 91-87 victory over the Detroit Pistons in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
The win allowed the Cavaliers to tie the best-of-seven series at two wins apiece heading into Game 5 Thursday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
“It’s going to be a big test for us,’’ said LeBron James, who made the two game-clinching free throws with four seconds left. “We’ll be ready, though.’’
The come-from-behind victory came in front of the 13th-straight playoff sellout at Quicken Loans Arena, which was rocking from the opening tip.
It also guaranteed Cleveland will play at least one more home game this year. That will come Saturday night in Game 6. A potential seventh game would be played Monday in Detroit.
“If there’s a will, there’s a way — and we have a way,’’ Cavs forward Drew Gooden told the crowd following the game. “I love you guys to death. I love you guys.’’