And to add insult to injury for the probably exhausted Cavs; Boston has three rest days in between its Sunday matinee and Wednesday's game.
Westbrook had the first ever ideal triple-double and the most points ever in a triple-double by the end of the month.
Indiana, which began the day in a three-way tie for the seventh and eighth playoff spots in the East, then took its first lead since the first quarter when Jeff Teague hit a 3-pointer that made it 99-98 with 3:49 remaining.
Those are stellar statistics but King James isn't a player easily forgotten.
James apparently expressed his frustrations on Thompson over the defense they played on Paul George, who went on to score 16 straight points at one point in the extra period with James the primary defender and Thompson forced to cover the Pacers star on the switch.
After Bleacher Report uploaded an Instagram post featuring James' quote from Thursday, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacted to the photo with a "like".
And when the Cavs forced the ball from his hands with double-teams on two critical late possessions, his teammates could not provide.
The Cavaliers snapped their skid in a 122-105 domination (see Instant Replay). James now has 21 games with at least 30.
The Cavs scored 8 straight to start the second quarter and lead by 11.
Pacers: Stephenson signed with IN on March 30, but he hasn't practiced.
Kevin Love answered with a 3-pointer with 26.5 seconds to go for a 131-127 lead, and the Pacers called timeout.
And Griffin has managed to make those moves despite the fact that many general managers are reluctant to deal with the Cavs, according to James. He talked on the other side of the room while James was still surrounded. The team plays next against Orlando on Tuesday, so it'll be interesting to see whether or not they decide to rest the big three. It was an inconsistent effort from the Cavs, who clearly need to work on their communication on both ends of the floor. "And I'm guarding PG the whole time, guarding him off pick-and-rolls, guarding him off triple pin-downs, guarding him off isolations, which he's very good at".
Irving's aggressive reaction seemed to surprise Anderson, who said neither his play nor Irving's was dirty.
IN took what seemed like much more than five seconds to get the ball inbounds and George missed a fadeaway jumper with his foot on the 3-point line, but was fouled by Thompson with 1.4 seconds to go.
"I apologized", James said.
He's been more efficient (and wins more) than Westbrook.
LeBron James can pretty much make or break a Cleveland Cavaliers employee's career. Unlike Harden or Leonard, James is working with a rookie head coach and still delivering on expectations.
This was the first time Thad played without tape on his injured left wrist.
While he may not win, James still deserves to be in the MVP discussion.
The Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a three-game skid on Friday, but the Boston Celtics' own narrow victory maintained their slender lead over the reigning National Basketball Association champion Cavs atop the Eastern Conference.
This one would probably be the sweetest one yet, looking at the field of candidates and their performances this year.