IN played without starting center Myles Turner for the second straight game.
It was a rough start for the Pacers in this game.
This would all be a lot easier if the Cavs knew what LeBron James planned to do once he becomes a free agent this summer, but that answer isn't coming any time soon.
LeBron had reason to be frustrated-after suffering consecutive blowout defeats, the Cavs appeared en route to a wide-margined victory of their own, leading by as much as 22 in the first half. IN shot a horrific 27.3% from the field and 0% from beyond the arc during this frame. The Pacers had just 3 turnovers after halftime and didn't allow a single point off turnovers. Their offense was fantastic as they shot 54.2% from the field and 71.4% on 3-pointers while turning the ball over only twice.More news: Man United boss Jose Mourinho gives big Zlatan Ibrahimovic update
Stephen Curry scored 32 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds remaining, and reigning champion Golden State improved to an NBA-best 30-8 with a 125-122 triumph at Dallas. IN led 76-74 at the end of the third quarter. "It's going to be a whole different type of game and we have to be ready for that". That turned the ball back over to IN, which split a pair of free throws with 1.4 seconds remaining.
BC-BKN-Cavaliers-Pacers, 2nd Ld-Writethru, 839Pacers rally from 22-point deficit to beat Cavaliers 97-95AP Photo INDC204, INDC205, INDC202, INDC203, INDC201, INDC215, INDC217, INDC212, INDC214, INDC211, INDC208Eds: Pacers 97, Cavaliers 95. He finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists, but his energy and impact could not be measured by sheer numbers. LeBron can't do everything, and he's clearly getting annoyed. "That's all. He's a little dirty".
Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood has been fined $35,000 by the National Basketball Association for slapping a phone out of a fan's hand as he exitedWednesday's game against the Washington Wizards after receiving a second technical foul. I've known since school, it's not the guy who tells the joke that gets caught, it's the guy who laughs. "So, yeah, I was surprised".
LeBron is one of the greatest players and passers of all-time, so putting the ball in his hands more is rarely a problem, but if players are unhappy about him having the ball so often and they're still losing then the issue needs to be sorted out. Their struggled didn't carry over as they went 10-of-21 (47.6%) from the perimeter against the Cavs.More news: Federer still the man to beat at Melbourne Park
Stephenson won't play another home game until the Pacers return. The Pacers were far more efficient and it was crucial in the end.
Will Stephenson continue his recent strong play during the Pacers' five-game trip that begins Sunday in Phoenix?
Valanciunas almost had a double-double in the first quarter, when he totaled nine points and nine rebounds in a little over six minutes because of foul trouble.More news: Plane stops on cliff's edge after skidding off runway in Turkey