James had 37 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists, and Mo Williams finally found his shot and scored 24 as the Cavaliers pulled within 3-2 in the Eastern Conference finals with a 112-102 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday night.

CLEVELAND — They came to the arena with their bags packed for a trip, not summer vacation. They kept a jet on standby and booked hotel rooms in Florida.

The Cleveland Cavaliers were confident their greatest season wasn't over.

They'll play again after LeBron James posted a stat line not seen in an NBA playoff game in 46 years.

James had 37 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists, and Mo Williams finally found his shot and scored 24 as the Cavaliers pulled within 3-2 in the Eastern Conference finals with a 112-102 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday night.

"At this time, either you win or you chill at the house and play with the kids," James said. "You sit back and watch the finals. I signed up to play for a long time in this series and this season. There is always a sense of urgency when you are on the brink of elimination."

This tight best-of-seven series heads back to central Florida for Game 6 on Saturday night.

The Magic, trying to reach the finals for the first time since 1995, overcame a 22-point deficit and had thoughts of hoisting the conference trophy on James' home court.

But Orlando didn't shoot as well as it had in previous game — and they couldn't stop James in the fourth.

"All LeBron, all the time," Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said.

James scored 21 points in the second half — 17 in the fourth quarter — and at one point had a hand in 32 consecutive points by Cleveland, including the Cavs' first 29 in the final 12 minutes. The 24-year-old became the first player to get 37-14-12 in a playoff game since Oscar Robertson in 1963.

Hedo Turkoglu scored 29 and Dwight Howard had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Orlando before fouling out with 2:22 remaining when he tried to stop James on a drive in the lane.

Howard has been in foul trouble throughout the series, but he's not going to change his game because of the whistles.

"My main job is to stay focused and not worry about some of the calls that tend not to go my way," he said. "I want to be on the floor to help my teammates but things happen."

Howard was asked if he can be as physical as he wants to be.

"No," he said curtly.

For Cleveland, a city banking on James to deliver a championship after a 45-year drought, the MVP was again in a league of his own.

"His intensity and his passion are out of this world," Cavs guard Daniel Gibson said. "We will follow him. When he gets it going, there is nothing you can do."

This time, James got plenty of help. Williams, his trusty sidekick all season but a near no-show in this series, made six 3-pointers. Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 16 points, Delonte West 13 and Gibson made two huge 3-pointers in the fourth quarter — both on assists from James.

"He got his teammates involved and then took over," Orlando's Mickael Pietrus said. "That's what great players do."

Following the game, the Cavaliers said West suffered a hip pointer in the fourth quarter. His status will be updated on Friday after the team arrives in Orlando.

The Magic have twice ended series on the road this postseason, winning a Game 6 in Philadelphia and a Game 7 in Boston. For a while it looked like Orlando might do it again, taking a 79-78 lead into the fourth quarter.

James, though, had other plans.

Surrounding James with shooters, Cavs coach Mike Brown put his star at the high post and let him either drive and kick to the perimeter or attack the basket.

From there, he was unstoppable.

"Great players put their teams on their backs and everybody steps up," Brown said. "We have confidence in one another and when you have a player like LeBron, he's going to get you some looks. He's going to find you."

Down 32-10 with 3:40 left in the first quarter, the Magic started knocking down 3s and outscored the Cavs 45-24 the remainder of the first half.

The Magic, who made just eight 3s after hitting a team playoff-record 17 in Game 4, then opened the third with nine straight points after Turkoglu hit a 3-pointer. Orlando was within 94-93 after Turkoglu made three free throws with 4:46 left. James then whipped a pass to Gibson for a 3 to make it 97-93.

Moments later, James fouled out Howard, who smiled as he headed to the bench knowing he and his teammates are still up in the series.

"We shouldn't lose any confidence," Howard said. "If anything, we should learn from our mistakes."