The Indiana Pacers haven't been all that sharp tonight, committing 12 turnovers, and despite holding Cleveland to 31% shooting, allowed them back into the game with a 12-4 run that cut an 11 point lead to three, but they've still been able to do enough against a young Cleveland Cavaliers team to push them to a 43-37 halftime advantage. Despite the turnovers, Indiana is still winning the points off turnover battle 11-10 and are handling the Cavs on the board with a nine rebound advantage.
A Paul George dunk and defensive stop to end the half ensured the Pacers won the second quarter, extending their first quarter lead despite the Cleveland run late in the half. Roy Hibbert and Lance Stephenson each have nine to lead the Pacers in scoring with George scoring eight, to pair with seven rebounds. C.J. Watson started tonight's game for George Hill, who is out with a strained hip, and has been steady with five points. The Pacers have had 10 bench points in the first half, including the first two from rookie Solomon Hill. Dion Waiters leads Cleveland with 15.