(CLEVELAND, OH) – The Pacers saw a big halftime lead vanish but they still did just enough to hold off the Cleveland Cavaliers 123-115, sending the Cavs to their 10th straight loss.
Indiana led by 20 points or more the majority of the game but Cleveland cut the deficit to nine with 3:20 left in the fourth quarter, causing the Pacers to stop the bleeding.
Thaddeus Young scored 26 points while Bojan Bogdanovic added 23 as the Pacers shot over 53-percent from the field and connected on ten 3-pointers.
For the Cavs, Jordan Clarkson was one of six players to score in double figures and came off the bench to score 26 points.
“We’ve got to be better than that,” Nate McMillan said of the Pacers letting the Cavaliers back in the game. “We got off to a really good start, then in the second half, we played the scoreboard. We have to play a full 48 minutes.”
The Pacers get right back to work tonight when they visit the Boston Celtics at 7pm EST.