The Cavaliers entered the final quarter with a 66-65 lead, but were completely shut down in the fourth quarter and could only muster 10 points. The Pacers, on the other hand, had their highest scoring quarter of the game, pouring in 26 points.
Paul George led the Pacers with 21 points and eight rebounds while Roy Hibbert had 19 points and five blocks. George Hill added 13 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals. Danny Granger came off of the bench and had 12 points and four rebounds in just 19 minutes.
Anderson Varejao was the high man for the Cavaliers, finishing with 14 points. He also grabbed 11 rebounds. Tristan Thompson had seven points and 13 rebounds.
The Cavaliers shot just 36.3% (29-of-80) from the field and made just one of their 12 three-point attempts. No Cavaliers’ starter shot 50.0% from the field and the team’s leading scorer, Kyrie Irving, finished with just 10 points on three-of-nine shooting.
The Pacers are now 25-5 while the Cavaliers are 10-21.