The Indiana Pacers responded to their struggling play of late with a lopsided win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Indiana was short David West's services tonight, and thanks to a huge bench showing, had little issue in defeating Cleveland. The Cavs began the game shooting hot, but once Indiana themselves overcame a sluggish start, it was all a game for Indiana, initially pushed by Paul George, and then taken home by the bench, led by none other than Gerald Green.
Green returned to the lineup in an effort to kickstart his struggling season and give the bench some hope, and answered the call with a big 20 point night, going 7-13 from the field, including four three pointers. The bench accounted for 52 points, also getting 11 from Jeff Pendergraph. Tyler Hansbrough had a big night in the starting unit with an 18 & 11 double double, getting 14 from Paul George and 12 from Roy Hibbert.