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Pacers Links: Pacers try to get home after win, cold night in Cleveland

The vicious winter weather in Indy delayed the Pacers return home after they survived to beat the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Sunday.

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The Pacers survived a cold shooting night on the court in Cleveland on Sunday evening to beat the Cavaliers, 82-78. Making just enough plays (and free throws) when points weren't coming easy and holding the Cavs without a point in the final 55 seconds of the game allowed the Pacers to improve their league-leading record to 27-6.

The four-point win was the closest winning margin this year for the Pacers but certainly not a finish they will look fondly upon after the season. After the straight survival win, the Paces spent the night in Cleveland with hopes to return to Indy on Monday in advance of their scheduled game against the Toronto Raptors on Monday.

The Raptors are stuck in Miami (boo hoo. Maybe the extra night on South Beach will make Tuesday like a back-to-back for the Raps) while the Pacers hope to return to Indy on a late-morning flight, according to Chis Denari.

The temp is -13 in Indy this morning as all of the wet snow that fell yesterday is now crunchy mess. Hopefully both teams are in Indy, ready to roll on Tuesday night. The Pacers need a big game and seeking a little revenge against the Raptors would fit that category.

I talked about this and more on the Raptors game along with the challenge of the Paces hanging on to Lance Stephenson during my weekly appearance on The Phil Naessens Show.

Check out the links:

Pacers at Cavaliers - Box score

Game Rewind: Pacers 82, Cavaliers 78 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Indiana Pacers escape Cleveland Cavaliers, 82-78 - Indy Star

Pacers hold off Cavaliers 82-78 - AP

Indiana Pacers hold off Cleveland Cavaliers again, 82-78 |

Pacers 82, Cavs 78: Waiters brings Cavs back in fourth, but botched inbounds play at end costs chance at victory - Cavs - Ohio

Final score: shorthanded Cleveland Cavaliers show heart, lose to Indiana Pacers 82-78 - Fear The Sword

Jarrett Jack gives Earl Clark evil eye after late turnover -

Post-Game Grades: Pacers cap off long weekend with gritty win over Cavs | 8 Points, 9 Seconds

Watch J.R. Smith untie Shawn Marion’s shoe during game (VIDEO) | ProBasketballTalk

Rick Carlisle offers support for Knicks coach Mike Woodson, calls out New York media - Mavs Moneyball

Cavs notebook: No deal for Bynum as Tuesday’s deadline nears - Cavs - Ohio

Nuggets suspend Andre Miller after argument with coach Brian Shaw | The Point Forward -

What's next after the Lee for Bayless trade? - CelticsBlog

Dennis Rodman names team of ex-NBA players to play in North Korea - USA Today