(CLEVELAND, OH) - The Indiana Pacers survived a fourth-quarter meltdown to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-98 in overtime.
The Pacers held a ten-point lead with eleven minutes left in regulation when Cleveland went on an 18-1 run to take a seven-point lead with just over six minutes remaining. Indiana came back with an 14-3 run to lead 93-89 with 30 seconds remaining.
Three missed free throws by George Hill were key as Cleveland rallied to force overtime when Lester Hudson hit a floater with one-point-two seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 94.
The Pacers scored the first five points of overtime and Cleveland was unable to get any closer than three in the extra session.
Danny Granger led Indiana with 23 points with David West finishing with 19 and Hill adding 17 as the Blue-and-Gold improve to 36-and-22 on the season.
Antawn Jamison scored 21 for the Cavs with Hudson adding 17 as Cleveland falls to 19-and-37.
The same two teams meet again Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
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