Things went awry for the Indiana Pacers early, with the Cleveland Cavaliers jumping ahead 27-8. But a 13-0 run by the Pacers set up an exciting first half where Indiana continued to chip away at the lead, drawing to with one point. In the third quarter, however, the Cavs exploded offensively, scoring 35 points, with the Pacers offense unable to keep pace. The Cavs would casually extend their lead in the fourth as Indiana went ice cold.
David West led the Pacers with 14 points, but despite a healthy advantage in bench points until garbage time, the Pacers starters had no answer for Cleveland's big three of Kevin Love, LeBron James, and Kyrie Irving. Love led the way with 28 points, with Kyrie Irving pitching in 24, and James scoring 19. The Cavs shot 52.6% from the floor, while Indiana shot just 39.3%.