The Indiana Pacers left no doubt in Game 6, dominating the Cleveland Cavaliers on both ends of the floor to tie the series at 3-3. From the opening tip, the Pacers looked like themselves, moving the ball with success and forcing turnovers to get out running. The Pacers outscored Cleveland 29-6 in points off turnovers, scoring a total of 35 in the fast break.
Victor Oladipo led the way for the Pacers, waking up from his recent slumber to notch Indiana’s third playoff triple double. Oladipo had 28 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists, but also came up with four steals, hitting 6-8 from three point range. Oladipo’s play lifted everyone around him, seven Pacers scoring in double figures, including all five starters. Domantas Sabonis scored 18.
Indiana played with a purpose, something they’ll need to bring on the road as they will travel to Cleveland in Game 7 on Sunday.