Indiana 96, Cleveland 81

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Officials - #42 Eric Lewis, #69 Ben Taylor, #33 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 11595

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 29 29 12 11 81
Indiana 25 27 28 16 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 5-18 3-6 2-12 L1
Indiana 11-11 6-3 5-8 W1

Recap


Pacers 96, Cavaliers 81: Paul George scored 27 points as host Indiana used a big third quarter to get past Cleveland.

George shot 10-for-18 from the field and scored nine points during the third quarter when Indiana outscored Cleveland 28-12 to turn a 58-52 deficit into an 80-70 edge. George's biggest shot was a step-back jumper with 5:43 remaining in the third that gave Indiana the lead for good at 65-64.

David West added 18 points and George Hill overcame a 5-for-16 shooting night to chip in 17 as the Pacers snapped a two-game losing streak by outscoring Cleveland 44-23 in the second half. 

C.J. Miles led the way for Cleveland with a second straight 28-point performance, but he scored just five after halftime and was the only Cavalier starter to reach double figures. Kyrie Irving scored nine points in his second game back from a left finger injury and Anderson Varejao was held to just four points on 0-for-9 shooting while pulling down 12 rebounds.

Miles scored 16 straight Cleveland points in the first quarter and the Cavaliers led by as many 16 in the first half. The Cavaliers went nearly 6 1/2 minutes between baskets bridging the second and third quarters and Indiana scored 18 straight points to get back in the game. 
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Indiana C Roy Hibbert had a blocked shot for the 24th straight game and had at least two for the 16th consecutive contest. ... Cleveland rookie G Dion Waiters missed his sixth straight game with a sore ankle. ... Indiana's Lance Stephenson left the game with a sprained right ankle after turning it early in the third quarter. 

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Indiana
C.J. Miles 28 Scoring Paul George 27
Alonzo Gee 4 Assists David West 7
Anderson Varejao 12 Rebounds Roy Hibbert 12
C.J. Miles 6 Free Throws Made George Hill 6
Kyrie Irving 2 Steals Ben Hansbrough 2
Anderson Varejao 2 Blocks Roy Hibbert 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 81 33.3 9-22 18-25 19 40 6 7 12
Indiana 96 41.0 5-18 23-28 23 48 8 7 14

Upcoming Games

  • Indiana will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Pacers have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .278 after a loss.