The Pacers have won four of their last five games including a decisive victory over the Utah Jazz in their last outing. The Pacers coasted past the Jazz after dumping a frustrating road loss the night before in Milwaukee, so maintaining their focus on the road against the Cavs is key.
Cleveland is simply struggling as injuries continue to for the Cavs to rely on their shallow and inexperienced depth. Center Anderson Varejao is listed as a game-time decision but also not expected to play for the Cavs. This coming after Kyrie Irving returned from injury just six games ago. The Cavs have not won since losing to the Pacers on Dec. 12 by 15 points, so the Pacers will try to pile on as Cleveland tips off the game tonight with a 1-10 record in December.
The Pacers beat the Cavs by forcing someone other than Kyrie Irving to beat them, which seemed to work quite well. Plus, Tyler Hansbrough was a little edgy with his lil' bro playing which created a nice distraction.
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