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Oladipo, Pacers snap Cavaliers' 13-game winning streak
Friday, December 08, 2017
Final Score: CLEVELAND 102, INDIANA 106
 
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Victor Oladipo scored 33 points to help the Indiana Pacers top the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-102, snapping their league-leading 13-game winning streak on Friday night.

The Pacers (15-11) made 15 3-point shots to end Cleveland's lengthy streak. Oladipo made 6 of 13 treys. Myles Turner added 15 points for Indiana.

LeBron James paced the Cavaliers (18-8) with 29 points on 12-of-22 shooting and also had 10 rebounds and eight assists. Kevin Love added 20 points and J.R. Smith 15 for the Cavs.

The Pacers shot 44.2 percent (38 of 86) overall while the Cavs were at 43 percent (37 of 86).

Trailing by six points at intermission, the Pacers scored the first six points of the second half to the game at 63-all.

Indiana outscored Cleveland by nine points (32-23) in the third quarter to take an 89-86 lead heading into the fourth.

Both teams struggled to score most of the fourth quarter.

Smith's 3 sliced the Pacers' lead to 96-95 with 2:49 to go. Indiana's Bojan Bogdanovic answered with a 3 to give the Pacers a 99-95 edge. Oladipo hit one of two free throws with 1:35 left to push the Pacers' advantage to 100-95. James followed with a putback to make it 100-97. However, Oladipo answered loudly with another 3 to make it 103-97 with 1:01 remaining.

Another Smith 3 eventually cut the Pacers' lead to 104-102 with 10.6 seconds on the clock. Indiana's Cory Joseph made it a four-point game with two free throws with 8.5 ticks to play. Love missed a 3-point shot in the closing seconds.

The Cavaliers took a 63-57 halftime lead, powered by 18 first-half points on 7-of-10 shooting by James.

The Pacers led by as many as 11 at 13-2 before Cleveland rallied to take a 33-32 edge at the end of the first quarter.

NOTES: Cleveland has made at least 10 3-pointers in 15 consecutive games. ... Cleveland G J.R. Smith needs two 3-pointers to pass Kobe Bryant (1,827 3-pointers) for 12th-most on the NBA's all-time 3-point field goals list. Smith sank 5 of 10 3s on Friday. ... Indiana won the first meeting, 124-107, at Cleveland on Nov. 1. The two teams meet again Jan. 12 in Indiana and again to conclude the season series in Cleveland on Jan. 26. ... Pacers G Victor Oladipo has scored 20 or more points in 18 of 24 games this season. ... Despite missing seven games with a concussion, Pacers C Myles Turner led the NBA in blocked shots entering the game. Turner has had at least one blocked shot in every game. Turner had three Friday to give him three or more in 11 games.

 
 
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