NBA

more stats

Pacers use balanced attack to beat Cavaliers

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul George led a balanced attack with 16 points and six assists to help the Indiana Pacers to their ninth straight victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers with an 82-78 win from Quicken Loans Arena.

Roy Hibbert scored 15 points with six rebounds, while David West added 11 points and seven boards in the win.

Lance Stephenson and Danny Granger scored 10 points apiece for Indiana, which has won seven of its last eight.

"This is a good win for our guys," said Pacers coach Frank Vogel. "Games like that are never as easy as they should be when you have a bunch of guys out or a bunch of key guys out. They are dangerous games. We didn't play a great game, but good enough to get a win."

Cleveland was without guards Kyrie Irving (left knee contusion) and Jarrett Jack (back spasms). Irving has missed the Cavs' last three tilts.

CJ Miles posted a game-high 21 points for Cleveland, which has lost eight of its last nine games overall.

Tristan Thompson contributed a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Dion Waiters scored 14 and Matthew Dellavedova netted 11 points in his third career start.

"I thought our guys competed tonight," said Cavs coach Mike Brown. "I thought they tried to play the game the right way (against) a very good Pacer team."

Cleveland opened the second half on an 8-1 run to cut the halftime deficit to two, 45-43, with just under nine minutes left in the third.

The Cavs trailed 60-58 following a Dellavedova 3 with under three minutes left in the frame when Indiana bridged the third and fourth quarters with a 14-0 surge. George opened the run with a pair of free throws with 1 1/2 minutes left in the third and Granger closed it with a 3 at the 9:39 mark of the fourth to extend the Pacers lead to 74-58.

Waiters then spearheaded a 16-1 run that he capped with the final 12 points to pull the hosts to within one, 75-74, with 3 1/2 minutes to go.

Indiana was held without a field goal for nearly seven minutes until West knocked down a jumper to extend the lead to three.

Anderson Varejao, who finished with seven points and a game-high 13 rebounds, made a dunk to make it a one-point game again with 1:44 remaining.

Hibbert split a pair at the line with less than a minute left to make it 80-78 in favor of the visitors.

Waiters missed a 3-pointer with 24.9 seconds left, but CJ Miles collected the offensive rebound and the Cavs held for the last shot.

Following a timeout, Waiters drove the lane and put up a shot after a good bit of contact from Hibbert and George. Whistles were silent on the play and Hibbert proceeded to make 1-of-2 from the line to push the lead to 81-78.

The door was left open for Cleveland, however, but quickly slammed shut as Earl Clark's foot was on the sideline as he received the inbounds pass from Dellavedova.

West hit 1-of-2 to seal the win and help Indiana maintain its dominance over a division rival.

Indiana led 22-18 after one quarter and the Pacers ended the final 3:49 of the second quarter on a 9-2 spurt which gave them a 44-35 advantage at the break.

Game Notes

Cleveland was 18-of-20 (90 percent) from the free-throw line ... The Cavs shot a paltry 6-of-20 (30 percent) from beyond the arc ... Indiana didn't fare much better from the floor with the Pacers shooting 28-of-77 (36.4 percent) from the floor and 8-for-24 (33.3 percent) from deep ... Cleveland outrebounded the Pacers 49-42 ... Both teams are in action on Tuesday as the Pacers host Toronto and the Cavs welcome Philadelphia to the Q.

01/05 23:09:01 ET

Other Stories

Schedule

Thursday, April 17Full Scoreboard
No games today
Full Scoreboard

Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
  • NASL: RailHawks vs. Ft. Lauderdale

    Tomorrow at 7:30 am on WRAL-2

  • PGA: RBC Heritage

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: RBC Heritage

    Sunday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MLB: Atlanta Braves at NY Mets

    Tomorrow at 7:05 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox

    Sunday at 7:05 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
Final
PHI 1
ATL 0
Final
DET 7
CLE 5
Final
MIN 7
TOR 0
Final
TEX 8
SEA 6
Final
SFG 1
LOS 2
Final
SDP 1
COL 3
Final
PIT 11
MIL 2
Final
WAS 0
STL 8
Final
TAM 2
NYY 10
Final
MIN 9
TOR 5
Final
CWS 1
BOS 3
Final
HOU 1
KAN 5
2:20pm Today
CHC
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
TOR
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
ANA
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
ATL
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
BAL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
SEA
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
CWS
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
MIN
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
PHI
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
HOU
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
ARI
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
 
Final
NYR 4
PHI 1
Final
STL 4
CHI 3
Final
COL 5
MIN 4
Final
SJS 6
LOS 3
7:00pm Tonight
TAM
MON
7:30pm Tonight
BOS
DET
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR