Eric P. Mull-US PRESSWIRE
The Indiana Pacers pulled away from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the fourth quarter after threatening to do for much of the night. The Cavs kept finding ways to stay in the game, but in the end, a Pacers squad rounding into shape was a bit too much for the young Cleveland team. Danny Granger hit the court for the first time all year, playing 12 first half minutes, scoring 9 points, looking surprisingly sharp for a player who routinely struggles early.
It was an all around team effort for the blue and gold, who got contributions everywhere. The Pacers assisted on 26 of their 38 field goals, as D.J. Augustin lead the way with 11 dimes as part of his , followed by Lance Stephenson who had 6.
David West led all Pacers with 15 points, with Paul George (14), Gerald Green (13), Ian Mahinmi (10), and Stephenson (10) adding double figure scoring. For the Cavs, Kyrie Irving scored a game high 20 points with teammate Alonzo Gee contributing 18.