The Indiana Pacers took care of business against a shorthanded Cleveland Cavaliers team, winning their second straight for the first time this season. On the second night of a back-to-back, the Cavs opted to rest LeBron James, immediately changing the complexion of the game in favor of the Pacers.
Indiana led nearly the entire way, but did well to respond to each push the Cavs made, closing Cleveland out to secure a second straight win for the first time this season. Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving combined for 51 of Cleveland’s 93 points, but Indiana got plenty of contributions from their starters.
Paul George had 21 points and 11 rebounds as part of his first double-double of the season while Jeff Teague scored 20 and had eight assists. Thaddeus Young was a big energy boost for Indiana as he scored 16. Indiana wraps up their four game homestand Friday against the Phoenix Suns.