PACERS 104, CAVALIERS 98 (OT): Danny Granger had 23 points and David West added 19 as Indiana escaped Cleveland with an overtime victory after squandering a chance to win in regulation.
The Pacers missed three of four free throws in the final 21 seconds of the fourth quarter to allow the Cavaliers to tie the game at 94-94 on Lester Hudson’s floater with 1.2 seconds left.
Cleveland went scoreless for nearly four minutes late in the game, then missed six of its first seven shots in the overtime session.
George Hill had 17 points and Roy Hibbert had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Pacers, who won despite starting point guard Darren Collison missing his second consecutive game with a strained groin. The Pacers have won six of seven.
Antawn Jamison had 21 points and Hudson had 19 for the Cavaliers, who fell to 0-5 in overtime games and were officially eliminated from playoff contention.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Pacers went without a basket for nearly six minutes in the fourth quarter. … The Cavaliers squandered an 86-79 lead over the final six minutes. … Coach Byron Scott ruled out Kyrie Irving (shoulder) and Anderson Varejao (wrist) for the Cavaliers’ games Friday and Saturday at Indiana and Washington.