Indiana 99, Cleveland 89

Date - Friday, December 21, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - #75 Eric Dalen, #42 Eric Lewis, #23 Jason Phillips
Attendance - 14105

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Indiana 23 21 33 22 99
Cleveland 23 22 22 22 89

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indiana 15-12 8-3 7-9 W2
Cleveland 5-23 3-9 2-14 L6


Pacers 99, Cavaliers 89: Roy Hibbert scored 18 points to lead six players in double figures as visiting Indiana handed skidding Cleveland its sixth straight defeat.

Lance Stephenson scored a season-high 16 points and David West added 15 and 10 rebounds as the Pacers won for the fifth time in six games and improved to 10-1 in the last 11 meetings with the Cavaliers.

Kyrie Irving had a team-high 17 points for Cleveland, which also had all five starters and six players score in double figures in absorbing its league-worst 23rd loss.

Indiana took control of the game in the third quarter, using an 11-2 run to turn a three-point deficit into a 57-51 edge. Stephenson had eight points in the quarter as the Pacers shot 15-for-22 to extend the lead to as many as 14.

The Cavaliers briefly got the deficit under double digits on a 3-pointer by C.J. Miles with just under 9 1/2 minutes to play, but George Hill converted a three-point play to extend the lead to 13. The Pacers never let the margin get under 10 the rest of the way.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pacers reserve swingman Gerald Green scored 14 points in 16 minutes before exiting with a sprained left ankle. ... Cavaliers C Anderson Varejao, the league's leader rebounder, sat out his second straight game with a bruised right knee. He is expected to be sidelined for Saturday's contest against Milwaukee. ... Indiana has not allowed an opponent to reach 90 points in its last five victories.

Top Game Performances

Indiana   Cleveland
Roy Hibbert 18 Scoring Kyrie Irving 17
Lance Stephenson 7 Assists Dion Waiters 7
David West 10 Rebounds Tristan Thompson 13
Gerald Green 4 Free Throws Made Kyrie Irving 7
Paul George 5 Steals Alonzo Gee 1
Roy Hibbert 2 Blocks Tristan Thompson 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana 99 48.8 5-16 16-25 24 44 5 9 18
Cleveland 89 40.0 5-16 20-26 19 36 6 4 17

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .217 after a loss.
  • Indiana will play their next game on the road against New Orleans . The Pacers have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .692 after a loss.
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