Game Rewind: Pacers 108, Cavaliers 115

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Game Rewind: Pacers 108, Cavaliers 115

Despite the Pacers winnowing a 19-point deficit down to just five in the fourth quarter, Indiana was unable to complete the comeback on Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena, falling 115-108 to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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The loss spoiled what would have been only the second four-game sweep any team has had against a LeBron James-led team in which James played in all four games.
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But James' performance on Friday served as an explanation as to why such a feat is so rare, posting a triple-double with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists during Cleveland's seven-point win.

Aside from James, the Cavaliers (28-19) were aided by an incredible team shooting performance, racking up 73 points in the first half alone and finishing the game shooting 56 percent and canning 13-of-37 shots from behind the arc.

The offensive eruption from Cleveland overshadowed yet another impressive performance from newly-minted All-Star Jeff Driskel Womens Jersey Victor Oladipo, who racked up a team-best 25 points in the loss.

Domantas Sabonis, who was recently named to the NBA's Rising Stars Game for All-Star Weekend, recorded a double-double, notching 17 points Jared Cook Jersey Womens and 11 rebounds.

"I thought we played a better second half but we knew this team would come out aggressive and we didn't establish ourselves in the first half, gave up 72 or 73 points," said Pacers head coach Nate McMillan. "We were Authentic Morris Claiborne Jersey able to do a better Jamal Crawford Youth Jersey job defensively as well as offensively in that second half but we came up short."

Even when trailing by 19 points in the fourth quarter, the Pacers (26-23) showed no quit, as Cory Joseph sliced through the lane to cut the score to 103-93 with 8:17 remaining in the game.

With the light of a comeback leading the way, the Pacers continued to chip away, reeling off an 11-2 run as Darren Collison snuck behind the defense for an easy layup to get the lead down to seven.

After James and Isaiah Thomas scored to open up their lead, the Pacers charged right back, using a jump shot from Thaddeus Young to bring Indiana deficit to just five.

But from there, it was all LeBron James, who spun to the basket and put the game away with his game-high 26th point of the night as the Pacers' comeback bid simply ran out of time.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />,32745<br />