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LeBron scores 33 as Cavaliers hold off Pacers 100-96


By TOM WITHERS
Posted Mar 01 2016 1:08AM

CLEVELAND (AP) The rest helped LeBron James. The replay aided the Cavaliers.

James scored 33 points after sitting out a game and Tristan Thompson made two huge plays in the final minute, leading Cleveland to a 100-96 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.

James was given Sunday off by coach Tyronn Lue, who wants to monitor his superstar's playing time down the stretch, and the Cavs were lethargic in a 113-99 loss at Washington. But with James back on the floor, Cleveland played with much more energy and again looked like a team with NBA championship aspirations.

"We showed some mental toughness," James said. "So many lead changes, so many ties. They grabbed the momentum late in the fourth and we were able to keep our composure, get some stops, make some shots and win the ballgame."

Beyond that, the Cavs also caught a break when a 3-pointer by Indiana's Paul George in the fourth quarter was nullified following a video review by the officials.

"Huge," Cavs forward Kevin Love said of the ruling, which reduced Indiana's lead to one. "A game changer right there. That was a huge difference for us."

Matthew Dellavedova hit a tying 3-pointer for the Cavs with 1:13 left before Thompson, who was replaced in the starting lineup by Timofey Mozgov, scored underneath off a pass from James to make it 96-94 with 18 seconds remaining. Thompson then came across the lane to block a short shot by George Hill.

Kyrie Irving made four free throws in the last eight seconds to put away the Pacers. Irving finished with 22 points - he went 11 of 11 from the line - and Thompson added 11 rebounds for the Cavs, who were criticized following Sunday's poor performance by teammate J. R. Smith for not playing harder.

The Cavs recovered with a solid all-around effort, but were pushed to the final seconds by the Pacers.

"The fact that we responded like we did tonight is a good sign," James said. "We put ourselves in dark spots and we have to build our way out of them."

Although it may keep him fresh for the playoffs, James said watching his teammates on Sunday wasn't easy.

"I wish I was on the court. That's what I felt," he said. "I never like my guys having to go out there and go through that. And obviously those guys know they could've played much better than the effort that they gave. You're the leader of a ballclub, you never want to see your guys go through that."

Monta Ellis scored 28 points and George had 23 for the Pacers, who lost their third straight but played much better than in a loss to Portland on Sunday.

George's 3-pointer with 4:46 left had given Indiana a 93-89 lead, but during a timeout with 2:27 left, the officials reviewed the shot and determined it came after the 24-second shot clock had expired. George's bucket was wiped out and James scored on a drive to put the Cavs ahead 91-90.

"It didn't need to be explained at all," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. "They made the right call. We knew it was coming off. I knew it was coming off."

BACK AND FORTH

Cleveland's three wins over Indiana this season have been by a total of 13 points.

"Obviously they're ahead of us, but I do feel like we're pretty evenly matched with anybody in the East," Vogel said. "We can play with this team. We know we can. We just haven't finished."

LEBRON IS ON

A recharged James was in attack mode from the start. He scored 12 points in the first quarter and had 31 after three.

TIP-INS

Pacers: G/F C.J. Miles missed his fifth straight game with a strained left calf. Miles did not accompany the team to Cleveland, but Vogel said he could rejoin the Pacers for Wednesday's game in Milwaukee, the second stop on a four-game trip. ... Vogel disagreed with George's assessment following Sunday's loss that the Pacers aren't physical. "We didn't play tough last night, but I feel like we have a tough basketball team," Vogel said.

Cavaliers: Lue offered no excuses for his team's poor performance at Washington, saying his team needs to be mentally stronger at this point in the season. "What we're trying to do, trying to win a championship, you can't have days like that," he said. "You have to come out and compete, no matter how tough the season is, no matter how many back-to-backs or three in four nights we have." ... G Mo Williams will miss at least two more weeks with a sore left knee. Williams, who began the season in Cleveland's starting lineup while Irving recovered from knee surgery, has been bothered by soreness in his knee for months.

UP NEXT

Pacers: At Milwaukee on Wednesday.

Cavaliers: Host Washington on Friday.


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IND
CLE
     
    • 46.2%

    • 42.2%

    • 44.4%

    • 31.0%

    • 93.3%

    • 84.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
IND CLE
Total Rebounds 36 40
Offensive Rebounds 9 9
Turnovers 11 11
Fast Break Pts: 14 10
Biggest Lead: 6 4
Points in the Paint: 42 46
IND CLE
p Ellis   28 James   33
rb George   8 Thompson   11
a 2 players   6 2 players   6
s 2 players   2 James   2
b Mahinmi   4 2 players   1
 
  • 11/08 - IND 97 @ CLE 101
  • 02/01 - CLE 111 @ IND 106
  • 02/29 - IND 96 @ CLE 100
  • 04/06 - CLE 109 @ IND 123
Indiana Pacers (31-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. George F 35:31 7-16 4-9 5-5 -12 2 6 8 6 2 2 2 0 0 23
M. Turner F 29:24 4-8 0-0 0-0 0 1 3 4 1 5 0 0 2 0 8
I. Mahinmi C 21:11 1-6 0-0 0-0 0 1 6 7 0 4 2 3 4 1 2
M. Ellis G 35:12 10-21 2-3 6-7 -15 0 1 1 2 2 1 2 0 0 28
G. Hill G 38:32 4-8 1-4 2-2 +4 0 2 2 5 4 0 1 0 1 11
J. Hill   25:14 3-9 0-0 0-0 -3 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 3 0 6
S. Hill   04:19 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Allen   18:32 2-3 0-0 1-1 -1 3 1 4 1 3 1 1 1 0 5
C. Budinger   14:31 5-6 1-2 0-0 +3 1 3 4 0 1 1 1 1 0 11
R. Stuckey   17:33 1-3 0-0 0-0 +1 0 1 1 6 1 1 0 0 0 2
C. Miles NWT - Strained Left Calf
G. Robinson III DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Young DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-80 8-18 14-15   9 27 36 23 23 8 11 11 2 96
  46.2% 44.4% 93.3%   team rebs: 6 total to: 12
Cleveland Cavaliers (42-17)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 36:49 14-22 2-4 3-5 +13 0 5 5 4 2 2 5 0 2 33
K. Love F 40:23 4-14 1-5 4-4 +3 1 7 8 6 3 0 1 1 4 13
T. Mozgov C 15:44 0-1 0-0 1-2 -5 3 5 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
J. Smith G 33:47 4-14 3-10 0-0 +11 1 2 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 11
K. Irving G 35:21 5-13 1-2 11-11 +5 1 2 3 6 3 1 4 0 0 22
M. Dellavedova   21:34 2-6 2-5 0-0 +1 0 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 1 6
T. Thompson   31:01 6-7 0-0 2-3 +7 3 8 11 0 2 0 0 1 0 14
I. Shumpert   16:52 0-6 0-3 0-0 -4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
R. Jefferson   08:29 0-0 0-0 0-0 -6 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Frye DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Kaun DNP - Coach's Decision
J. McRae DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-83 9-29 21-25   9 31 40 22 15 4 11 2 11 100
  42.2% 31.0% 84.0%   team rebs: 14 total to: 13

inactive

  • Pacers: Christmas, Whittington
  • Cavaliers: Williams

technical fouls

  • Pacers: George
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 25
  • Times Tied: 17

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #74 Curtis Blair, #3 Nick Buchert
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:19
Indiana Pacers (31-30) Cleveland Cavaliers (43-17)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mozgov vs Mahinmi (Turner gains possession)
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:38 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:29 Mozgov Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mahinmi (1 BLK) 
  11:29 Team Rebound 
  11:25 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:25  
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:05
[IND 2-0]
 
  10:54 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:54 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:49 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mahinmi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:49  
Mahinmi Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK)  10:27  
Turner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:26  
Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:16
[CLE 2-2]
James Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Turner Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: G Hill (1 AST)  10:08
[IND 4-2]
 
Mahinmi Foul: Personal (1 PF) (C Blair)  09:57  
  09:44
[CLE 4-4]
Love Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
George Jump Shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:28 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:19
[CLE 6-4]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ellis Jump Shot: Missed  09:04  
Mahinmi Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:03  
Mahinmi Tip Layup Shot: Missed  09:01  
George Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:01  
  08:59 Irving Foul: Personal (1 PF) (N Buchert) 
G Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:52 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:33 Love Hook Shot: Missed 
George Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:32  
Turner Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:18 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:55 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:54  
G Hill Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: George (1 AST)  07:39
[IND 6-6]
 
  07:23 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
George Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:21  
Mahinmi Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (N Buchert)  07:05  
Mahinmi Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:05  
Mahinmi Substitution replaced by J Hill  07:05  
  06:44
[CLE 8-6]
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  06:27 James Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Callahan) 
  06:27 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Ellis Jump Shot: Missed  06:19  
J Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:18  
Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: J Hill (1 AST)  06:13
[IND 8-8]
 
  05:54
[CLE 10-8]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
George 3pt Shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:37 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Ellis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  05:24  
  05:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:24 Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:24 Team Rebound 
  05:24
[CLE 11-8]
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Ellis Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: J Hill (2 AST)  05:09
[IND 10-11]
 
  04:51 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
G Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:51  
J Hill Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: G Hill (2 AST)  04:32
[IND 12-11]
 
  04:18 Dellavedova Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
G Hill Substitution replaced by S Hill  04:18  
  04:18 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Ellis Jump Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:04 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:54 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:54 Team Rebound 
  03:54 Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  03:47
[CLE 14-12]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Turner Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: George (2 AST)  03:25
[IND 14-14]
 
  03:09
[CLE 16-14]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
J Hill Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: George (3 AST)  02:50
[IND 16-16]
 
  02:32
[CLE 18-16]
James Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:25  
  02:25 Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Ellis Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:12 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:06 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
S Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:04  
J Hill Jump Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:46 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:25 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
S Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:24  
Turner Substitution replaced by Allen  01:17  
George 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:04
[IND 19-18]
 
  00:41.9 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:40.9  
Ellis Jump Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:27.8 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:01.9 James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:01.8 Team Rebound 
George Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (C Blair)  00:01.8  
George Technical (C Blair)  00:01.8  
  00:01.8 James Free Throw Technical Missed 
  00:01.8 Team Rebound 
  00:00.0 Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed Block: J Hill (1 BLK) 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Indiana Pacers (31-30) Cleveland Cavaliers (43-17)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:35 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
J Hill Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:21 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:14 Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:11  
Budinger Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (1 AST)  11:03
[IND 21-18]
 
  10:39
[CLE 20-21]
Irving Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Allen Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (N Buchert)  10:39  
  10:39 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Love 
  10:39
[CLE 21-21]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
J Hill Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (2 AST)  10:15
[IND 23-21]
 
  09:56
[CLE 24-23]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
G Hill Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:26
[IND 25-24]
 
  09:16 Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Allen (1 BLK) 
  09:16 Team Rebound 
  09:04 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:04 Team Rebound 
Budinger Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (M Callahan)  09:04  
  08:48
[CLE 26-25]
Irving Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST) 
  08:37 Shumpert Foul: Personal (1 PF) (N Buchert) 
  08:37  
G Hill Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  08:26  
  08:02 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:01  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:43 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:26 Shumpert Layup Shot: Missed Block: Budinger (1 BLK) 
  07:25 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:24 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:24  
G Hill 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (3 AST)  07:05
[IND 28-26]
 
  06:50 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Stuckey (1 ST) 
  06:48 Irving Violation:Kicked Ball (C Blair) 
  06:48 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith 
Allen Hook Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (4 AST)  06:34
[IND 30-26]
 
  06:16
[CLE 28-30]
Thompson Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Stuckey Jump Shot: Missed  06:04  
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:03  
G Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  05:58  
Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:57  
Budinger Tip Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:57
[IND 32-28]
 
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:56 Jefferson Substitution replaced by James 
  05:37
[CLE 31-32]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
J Hill Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:08 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:01 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST) 
Budinger Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: G Hill (3 AST)  04:53
[IND 34-31]
 
G Hill Foul: Personal (1 PF) (C Blair)  04:38  
J Hill Substitution replaced by Mahinmi  04:38  
Stuckey Substitution replaced by George  04:38  
  04:29 Irving Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:27  
Allen Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: George (4 AST)  04:19
[IND 36-31]
 
  04:19 Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (C Blair) 
G Hill Substitution replaced by Ellis  04:19  
Allen Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  04:19
[IND 37-31]
 
  03:54
[CLE 33-37]
Love Driving Bank shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:39  
Budinger Substitution replaced by G Hill  03:39  
  03:35 Irving Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert) 
George Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:35
[IND 38-33]
 
George Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:35
[IND 39-33]
 
  03:21 James Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Mahinmi (1 ST) 
George Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  03:07  
  03:00
[CLE 36-39]
James 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST) 
George 3pt Shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:32 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:29
[CLE 38-39]
James Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Love (5 AST) 
Ellis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (N Buchert)  02:29  
  02:29 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  02:29 Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
Allen Substitution replaced by Turner  02:29  
  02:29
[CLE 39-39]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS) 
  02:13 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Callahan) 
Ellis Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  02:06  
Turner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  01:50  
  01:50
[CLE 40-39]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:50
[CLE 41-39]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Ellis Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
Team Rebound  01:32  
  01:32 Team Violation : Delay Of Game (N Buchert) 
  01:29 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (C Blair) 
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:29
[IND 40-41]
 
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:29
[IND 41-41]
 
  01:17 James Jump Bank Shot: Missed Block: Mahinmi (2 BLK) 
  01:16 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:09 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mahinmi Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:08  
Turner Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:50.9  
  00:47.9 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:41.4
[CLE 44-41]
James 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Ellis Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:27.3
[IND 43-44]
 
  00:00.9 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:00.8  
End of 2nd Quarter
Indiana Pacers (31-30) Cleveland Cavaliers (43-17)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41
[CLE 46-43]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
George 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ellis (1 AST)  11:22
[IND 46-46]
 
  11:05 Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Turner (1 BLK) 
  11:03 Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  11:00 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mahinmi (3 BLK) 
  11:00 Team Rebound 
  10:58 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Ellis Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: George (5 AST)  10:40
[IND 48-46]
 
  10:29
[CLE 48-48]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Ellis Jump Shot: Missed  10:12  
  10:11 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Mahinmi Foul: Personal (3 PF) (N Buchert)  09:57  
  09:56 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:George (1 ST) 
George Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:50
[IND 50-48]
 
G Hill Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  09:36  
  09:36
[CLE 49-50]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  09:36
[CLE 50-50]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Mahinmi Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:21
[IND 52-50]
 
  09:00 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
George Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:59  
George 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  08:52
[IND 55-50]
 
  08:23 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
George Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:23  
George Jump Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:14 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:12 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ellis (1 ST) 
  08:09 Love Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (C Blair) 
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:09  
Team Rebound  08:09  
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  08:09
[IND 56-50]
 
  07:54 Smith Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
George Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:52  
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  07:34  
  07:33 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  07:26
[CLE 53-56]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Mahinmi Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  07:14  
  07:09
[CLE 55-56]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:09  
Turner Substitution replaced by Allen  07:09  
  06:56 Mozgov Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (C Blair) 
George Free Throw Technical (14 PTS)  06:56
[IND 57-55]
 
George 3pt Shot: Missed  06:47  
Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:46  
Allen Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:46  
  06:31 James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Mahinmi (2 ST) 
Ellis Cutting Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: George (6 AST)  06:27
[IND 59-55]
 
  06:27 Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (N Buchert) 
  06:27 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS)  06:27
[IND 60-55]
 
  06:10
[CLE 57-60]
Irving Driving Bank shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Mahinmi Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  06:01  
Team Rebound  06:01  
Mahinmi Jump Shot: Missed  05:52  
  05:51 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Mahinmi Foul: Personal (4 PF) (M Callahan)  05:39  
Mahinmi Substitution replaced by J Hill  05:39  
Allen Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  05:26  
  05:26
[CLE 58-60]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  05:26
[CLE 59-60]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:03 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Allen Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  04:58  
  04:58
[CLE 60-60]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  04:58
[CLE 61-60]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
J Hill Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  04:38  
George Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  04:35  
  04:35 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:35 Team Rebound 
  04:35
[CLE 62-60]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Ellis 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  04:20
[IND 63-62]
 
  04:00 James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
G Hill Substitution replaced by Stuckey  04:00  
Ellis Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  03:43  
  03:43 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  03:23 James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
  03:22 Team Rebound 
  03:09
[CLE 64-63]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (6 AST) 
J Hill Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:47  
George Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:44  
George Tip Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:44
[IND 65-64]
 
  02:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:39 Love Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  02:29
[CLE 67-65]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
Ellis 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS)  02:08
[IND 68-67]
 
  01:54 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:54 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:45
[CLE 69-68]
James Cutting Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST) 
George 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS)  01:37
[IND 71-69]
 
  01:18
[CLE 71-71]
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST) 
  01:05 Shumpert Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Callahan) 
Ellis Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  00:59.9
[IND 73-71]
 
  00:35.9 Smith Cutting Layup Shot: Missed Block: J Hill (2 BLK) 
George Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:34.8  
George Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  00:33.9  
  00:28.9
[CLE 73-73]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
J Hill Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (C Blair)  00:28.9  
Allen Substitution replaced by Budinger  00:28.9  
  00:28.9
[CLE 74-73]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (31 PTS) 
George 3pt Shot: Missed  00:08.9  
  00:07.9 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:02.0 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:01.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Indiana Pacers (31-30) Cleveland Cavaliers (43-17)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Turner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (5 AST)  11:41
[IND 75-74]
 
  11:24 Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Budinger (1 ST) 
Budinger Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: G Hill (4 AST)  11:09
[IND 77-74]
 
  10:52 Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed 
G Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:52  
  10:41 Love Foul: Personal (3 PF) (N Buchert) 
J Hill Jump Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:34 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  10:16 Love Hook Shot: Missed Block: J Hill (3 BLK) 
J Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:16  
  10:14 Irving Foul: Personal (3 PF) (C Blair) 
J Hill Substitution replaced by Allen  10:14  
G Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  09:58  
Allen Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  09:57  
Stuckey Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Turner (1 AST)  09:49
[IND 79-74]
 
  09:34 Shumpert Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Turner (2 BLK) 
  09:34 Team Rebound 
  09:30 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:28 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:28
[CLE 76-79]
Thompson Tip Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  09:19 Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert) 
G Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:19
[IND 80-76]
 
G Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:19
[IND 81-76]
 
Turner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  09:10  
  09:10
[CLE 77-81]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Allen Substitution replaced by J Hill  09:10  
  09:10
[CLE 78-81]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Stuckey Jump Shot: Missed  08:50  
  08:49 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Stuckey Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Callahan)  08:47  
  08:47  
  08:35
[CLE 80-81]
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  08:21  
  08:14 Irving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:12 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:58 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stuckey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:57  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: G Hill (5 AST)  07:48
[IND 84-80]
 
  07:29
[CLE 82-84]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST) 
Turner Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (6 AST)  07:12
[IND 86-82]
 
Turner Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Callahan)  06:53  
  06:53 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith 
  06:53 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by James 
Stuckey Substitution replaced by George  06:53  
G Hill Substitution replaced by Ellis  06:53  
  06:41
[CLE 84-86]
Thompson Cutting Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Irving (6 AST) 
Turner Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (C Blair)  06:41  
  06:41 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
J Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:40  
Ellis Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:31  
  06:30 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  06:23
[CLE 87-86]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:23  
Budinger Substitution replaced by G Hill  06:23  
J Hill Hook Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:02 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  05:53 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:52 Team Rebound 
G Hill Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (C Blair)  05:52  
  05:52
[CLE 88-86]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
J Hill Substitution replaced by Mahinmi  05:52  
  05:52
[CLE 89-86]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Ellis Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:34 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  05:28 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:28 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:21 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mahinmi Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:20  
Mahinmi Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  05:18  
  05:11 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mahinmi Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:11  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:46  
  04:23 Irving Layup Shot: Missed 
Mahinmi Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:23  
  04:19 James Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert) 
George Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  04:19
[IND 87-89]
 
George Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  04:19
[IND 88-89]
 
  04:01 James Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:George (2 ST) 
  03:55 Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  03:55
[IND 89-89]
 
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS)  03:55
[IND 90-89]
 
  03:42 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Mahinmi Jump Shot: Missed  03:25  
  03:25 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  03:01 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mahinmi Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:00  
George Jump Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:50 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:27 James Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  02:27 Team Rebound 
  02:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:27 Thompson Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  02:24
[CLE 91-90]
James Cutting Layup Shot: Made (33 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (5 AST) 
George Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  02:05
[IND 92-91]
 
  01:43 Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mahinmi (4 BLK) 
  01:42 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  01:36 Irving Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Ellis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:34  
Ellis Reverse Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS)  01:30
[IND 94-91]
 
  01:13
[CLE 94-94]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:13  
  01:13 Love Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Turner Substitution replaced by Stuckey  01:13  
George Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:01  
  01:00 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  00:39.5
[CLE 96-94]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:39.5  
Ellis Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:34.9  
Team Rebound  00:34.9  
Mahinmi Substitution replaced by Turner  00:34.9  
G Hill Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK)  00:17.9  
  00:14.9 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Turner Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  00:08.9  
  00:08.9
[CLE 97-94]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Stuckey Substitution replaced by Allen  00:08.9  
  00:08.9
[CLE 98-94]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:08.9  
Allen Substitution replaced by Budinger  00:08.9  
G Hill Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ellis (2 AST)  00:05.7
[IND 96-98]
 
  00:05.7 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:05.7 Thompson Substitution replaced by Love 
Turner Substitution replaced by S Hill  00:05.7  
  00:05.7 Team Timeout : Short 
G Hill Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (C Blair)  00:04.5  
  00:04.5
[CLE 99-96]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
S Hill Substitution replaced by Turner  00:04.5  
Budinger Substitution replaced by J Hill  00:04.5  
  00:04.5 Love Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  00:04.5
[CLE 100-96]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
George 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.0  
  00:00.7 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
IND
2nd Central
45
37
7-3
26-15
19-22
CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
IND
2 players 27.3
2 players 7.6
4 players 4.3
2 players 3.3
2 players 2.1
CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0