Box Score: Cavaliers 89, Pacers 99

At one point, this game was actually close. the Cavs went into halftime with the slimmest of leads, 45-44. After halftime, the bottom fell out of defense. Indiana dropped 33 points in the third period and Cleveland could never recover. Roy Hibbert (18 points) and David West (15 points) killed the Cavs inside (Anderson Varejao was sorely missed). On the other end, Cleveland shot a dismal 40% from the floor and the offense looked very disjointed for much of the game.

The lone Cavalier bright spot was Tristan Thompson’s double-double (12 points, 13 boards), although Tyler Zeller had his moments in his second career start (12 points, 7 boards). Kyrie had 17 points but it took him 16 attempts (and he looked listless doing it) and Dion Waiters had 11 points and 7 assists (buyt just 4-12 FG).

The Cavs face the Bucks Saturday night in Milwaukee, game time is 8:30 pm.

FINAL

Team1234Total
IND2321332299
CLE2322222289

Indiana

StartersPosMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts
G. HillG36:375-132-51-1+171851201213
L. StephensonG32:177-80-12-4+120270200316
R. HibbertC24:068-120-02-2+123602021518
P. GeorgeF35:114-130-32-3+201545511310
D. WestF33:417-140-11-5+1721021000115
BenchMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts
Totals39-805-1616-25114424179562199
Percentages.488.312.640Team Rebounds: 13
I. Mahinmi22:373-60-02-4+4133301148
G. Green15:434-62-44-4-20001010114
T. Hansbrough13:020-30-02-2-1141200122
S. Young12:491-31-10-0-10131100103
B. Hansbrough11:230-10-10-0-7131100000
J. Pendergraph1:170-10-00-0-6000000000
M. Plumlee1:170-00-00-0-6000000000
D.J. AugustinDNP – Coach’s Decision
D. GrangerDNP – Inactive
O. JohnsonDNP – Inactive

Cleveland

StartersPosMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts
K. IrvingG35:095-160-37-7-130156101017
D. WaitersG30:384-120-33-4-80372101311
T. ZellerC34:325-130-02-2-131713021312
T. ThompsonF34:275-90-02-5-2141303021312
A. GeeF31:304-81-22-2-120022110311
BenchMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts
Totals32-805-1620-2663519164652289
Percentages.400.312.769Team Rebounds: 12
D. Gibson28:563-62-40-1-6021000028
S. Samuels18:211-30-02-2+3031000054
C.J. Miles15:134-112-40-1-51510110110
K. Jones8:401-20-00-0+11001000122
J. Pargo1:170-00-02-2+7000000002
O. Casspi1:170-00-00-0+7010000000
J. LeuerDNP – Coach’s Decision
D. SloanDNP – Inactive
A. VarejaoDNP – Inactive
L. WaltonDNP – Coach’s Decision
+/-: Team net points while player in game
TO: Turnovers
PF: Personal Fouls
BS: Blocked Shots
BA: Blocks Against
  • http://www.facebook.com/lmclaughlin16 Luke McLaughlin

    Was at the Q tonight for the game. It was my first of the season, and I am curious as to whether the weather caused the awful turnout, or if people have finally began to stop coming to the Q for games. It was extremely empty tonight.

  • Wow

    probably both