National Basketball Association
Indiana 113, Cleveland 104
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 29, 2020
Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio
#35 Jason Goldenberg, #50 Gediminas Petraitis, #61 Courtney Kirkland
T.J. Warren scored 30 points as the visiting Indiana Pacers posted a 113-104 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.
Warren made 14 of 20 shots from the floor, and Malcolm Brogdon collected 22 points and eight assists for the Pacers, who have won five of their last six contests following a season-high six-game losing skid.
Indiana's Victor Oladipo scored a season-high 19 points in his 10th game since returning from a yearlong absence from a ruptured tendon in his right knee.
Domantas Sabonis recorded his 46th double-double of the season with 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Pacers.
Cleveland's Andre Drummond collected 27 points and 13 rebounds in his return from a two-game absence due to a left calf strain. He also had four assists and four steals.
Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who have dropped two in a row after winning four of their previous five.
The teams found themselves tied for the 15th time at 86-all at the end of three quarters before Indiana began to take control midway into the fourth.
Brogdon's long jumper gave the Pacers a lead they would not relinquish at 96-95 with 6:41 remaining in the fourth quarter. He added a driving layup and Warren sank jumpers on three consecutive possessions to give Indiana a 108-101 advantage with 2:18 left.
Love answered with a 3-pointer before misfiring from long range on the next possession. Myles Turner countered with a 3-pointer of his own to push the Pacers' lead to 111-104 and effectively seal the win.
Cleveland began the third quarter with four quick turnovers, resulting in Warren draining a jumper and a 3-pointer to help Indiana seize a 69-66 lead. The Cavaliers countered as Love and Drummond each exchanged long passes to set up an easy conversion for other.
Drummond showed he wasn't bothered by the calf injury by dribbling the length of the court before muscling home a layup to give Cleveland a 50-48 lead with 3:17 remaining in the second quarter.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
T.J. Warren 30
Andre Drummond 27
Domantas Sabonis 9
Kevin Love 7
Domantas Sabonis 13
Andre Drummond 13
Malcolm Brogdon 4
||Free Throws Made
Kevin Love 7
Justin Holiday 3
Andre Drummond 4
Myles Turner 4
Kevin Porter Jr. 2
Team Stats Summary
Cleveland will play their next game at home against Utah. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .353 after a win and .256 after a loss.
Indiana will play their next game on the road against San Antonio. The Pacers have a W/L % of .629 after a win and .560 after a loss.