Pacers, down 22, rally to beat Cavaliers

Cavaliers looking to turn it around against strong Raptors

Just got to find a way to get out of it.

James then had two chances to give Cleveland the lead in the final 2 seconds. LeBron drove baseline and got whistled for stepping out of bounds. However, their defense was great as they contained the Cavs to shooting just 40.9% from the field and 11.1% on 3-pointers.

Ibaka was not able to play in the Cleveland slap-down, serving a one-game suspension levied by the league after he and James Johnson of the Miami Heat took a couple of swings at each other during a game on Tuesday. With a new philosophy and some roster tweaks, the Raptors rank top 10 in both makes and attempts from long range.

During their last five games, the Pacers have scored an average of 106.2 points per game (1.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 105.0 points per game (1.8 below their season average).

Tyronn Lue: Lue did his best coaching of the season when he had the least amount of options, but he could be approaching a crossroads.

play0:29LeBron misses at the buzzer.

Overcoming a 20-0 run is rarely a recipe for success, but the Indiana Pacers had the right chefs in the kitchen on Friday night.

For the second time this season, the Cleveland Cavaliers look like a team that doesn't belong with the league's elite, as the memes about the Toronto Raptors ripping them to shreds are pouring in, without forgetting about LeBron James looking to leave. What didn't show up in the box score was how he got into the head of LeBron James. Cleveland came out with a gameplan to trap and double team him every time he touched the ball, and they managed that successfully, with DeMar having just two points at half-time.

"I said it before the season: there's gonna be ups and downs, there's going to be reverting back to doing a bit too much individually". "I just felt like I was a little off rhythm-wise". We got history. I already know that. I should've known. I've known since school, it's not the guy who tells the joke who gets caught, it's the guy who laughs.

The Cleveland Cavaliers gave away a 22-point lead in a shock loss to the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association on Friday.

But if someone only watched the way the Cavs played Thursday, it would question how in the world anyone thinks they can get back to the NBA Finals.

James addressed the media after the game, saying that the team should be more accountable. Friday's funk was better than it has been lately, however.

With AP Photos.Lance Stephenson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Darren Collison scored 22 points and the Indiana Pacers rallied from a 22-point, first-half deficit to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 97-95.

Coach Ty Lue offered his thoughts after a 133-99 beatdown in Toronto dropped Cleveland to 26-15 at the halfway point of its season.

Valanciunas almost had a double-double in the first quarter, when he totaled nine points and nine rebounds in a little over six minutes because of foul trouble. And they came out flat in the third quarter, getting outscored 32-16, when they could have put the Pacers away and salvaged a 2-3 trip.



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