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INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- The Cavaliers got off to a hot start in Indiana, outscoring the Pacers 26-19 after the first quarter, but lost all momentum in the following quarter. Indiana came out in the second quarter with a new gameplan, coming out with a 10-2 run to trim the Cavaliers lead back to one point. Once gaining control of the game, Indiana held strong as they kept the pesky Cavaliers at bay, cruising to a 102-95 victory over the visiting Cavs.
Cleveland did not have an answer for the Indiana guard combination of Malcolm Brogdon and Jeremy Lamb. The duo combined for 46 of the Pacers 102 points. Brogdon shot an efficient 50% from the field, knocking down 8 of his 16 shots. Jeremy Lamb shot 7-13 from the field, as he recorded a double double in a winning effort for the Pacers.
Cavaliers big man Kevin Love hat the hot hand for the Cavaliers offense in a game that featured two struggling offenses. Love exposed the Pacers big men, scoring 22 points with 17 boards, as the Pacers big men struggled with the absence of Myles Turner. Jordan Clarkson provided his usual spark from the Cavs' bench, hauling in 20 points. Second year guard Collin Sexton chipped in 21 points, shooting 9-21 from the field.
The Cavaliers and Pacers move to 1-1 on the season series, as the Pacers bounce back from a 110-99 loss to the Cavaliers on October 26th. The Cavaliers will have Saturday off before hosting the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday evening. Tip-off on Sunday is set for 7:30 pm ET at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio. Check out highlights from tonight's game below!