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NBA Playoffs final score: Pacers fall short against Cavs 100-97 in Game 2, series tied 1-1

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LeBron James scored early to put Indiana down from the outset, but the Pacers still had opportunities late, just falling short. Victor Oladipo had 22 points despite first half foul trouble.

NBA: Playoffs-Indiana Pacers at Cleveland Cavaliers Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Despite LeBron James scoring 46 points and Victor Oladipo playing only eight minutes in the first half with foul trouble, the Indiana Pacers still had opportunities to win late against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2, but just fell short.

James stormed ahead 13-0 on his own while Oladipo picked up two fouls in the first 62 seconds, putting the Pacers in an early 22-4 hole. They trimmed the lead throughout the game, but struggled to bring the game to within a single possession despite cutting the lead to four a number of times.

Indiana finally cut the lead to three on back-to-back Darren Collison threes and Victor Oladipo found himself wide open for a game tying three of his own that just went long. Oladipo finished with 22 points in 28 minutes, but was just 2-8 from three point range, hitting one as the buzzer sounded.

The Pacers shot just 6-22 from three point range, forcing themselves to contend with not only James, but play from behind while the Cavs shot 11-28 from three point range, including four from Kyle Korver.

Indiana fell short, but still hold home court and will tip off Game 3 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday.