[Guide] News on February 28, The Cavaliers lost to the Pacers 86-93 today, and the four-game winning streak came to an end.
Both visits to Indianapolis this season ended in losses.
Due to a back injury, James hangs up the exemption card.
Irving is also sidelined due to a shoulder injury.
Cavaliers lost to Pacers 83-96
The technical statistics of this game:
George Hill 15 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists Love 17 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
Stuckey 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists, Smith 21 points, 4 assists and 4 three-pointers
West had 12 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists, Dellavedova had 14 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
The star of the game: the Pacers’ core controls the game
Without James, the old Spurs George Hill became the master of the game. Although he made only 4 of 15 shots in the game, the point guard scored 15 points while grabbing 10 rebounds and 12 assists.
This kind of performance has become the key to the Pacers’ victory today.
Game trend: The Cavaliers are weak and lose
Due to the absence of James, James Jones replaced the starter. The Cavaliers played quite well in the opening stage. After JR and Mozgov made an alley-oop, the visiting team took a 7-0 lead.
In the subsequent game, the Cavaliers were full of momentum. After JR hit a three-pointer, in less than 6 minutes, the Cavaliers gained a 13-point advantage 21-8.
It’s just that the Pacers immediately stabilized their defense and gradually launched a counterattack. After Scola made a layup, the point difference has been chased to 4 points.
At the last moment of the first quarter, the Cavaliers scored 5 points in a row, leading 28-19.
Stuckey scored 5 points in a row, and Ludez also made a mid-range and long-range shot from the outside. The gap between the two teams began to narrow.
After Miles made two free throws, Scola stormed and added 2 points, and the Pacers took a 37-36 lead.
The two teams then started a tug-of-war, and the score rose alternately. After Stuckey broke through and made a layup, Hibbert fouled and made two free throws.
Jones and Stuckey each scored a three-pointer before halftime, giving the home team a 51-45 lead.
The Pacers were in full swing. After Miles succeeded in a jumper from the wing, the lead remained at 8 points.
After Shumpert retaliated, the home team made another 7-0 offensive, turning the score into 70-57.
The Cavaliers’ offense was weak. After Hill made two free throws, the Pacers further extended their advantage to 15 points.
Before the end of the third quarter, Shumpert made a jumper at the top of the arc, and the Cavaliers entered the final quarter with a 61-74 deficit of 13 points.
After Love made a strong attack in the final quarter, the Cavaliers once chased the score to 70-76, rekindling the hope of a comeback, but the Pacers then scored 9 points in a row. 4 minutes and 53 seconds before the end of the game, West made a layup to help the home team
Leading by 85-70.
Even though Thompson and JR completed consecutive 2 1 offenses, it was a pity that the Cavaliers were powerless and had to hand in their guns and admit defeat.
Highlights of the game: Hibbert was brutally humiliated
Despite his height of 2.18 meters, Hibbert played extremely “delicate” in the game. In the second quarter, Mozgov even sent a super cap, which made him dizzy.
Even Love once showed off his power over Hibbert and gave him hot pot.
In the whole game, the Pacers headed the center and made 2 of 7 shots and only scored 8 points and 4 rebounds.
Both starting lineups
Pacers: George Hill, Miles, Solomon Hill, West, Hibbert
Cavaliers: Dellavedova, J-R-Smith, Jones, Love, Mozgov