Pacers win for fourth time in five games, topping Cleveland 119-99

Big third quarter the difference
Posted at 5:27 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 17:28:03-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Another dominating third quarter was the difference as the Pacers beat Cleveland 119-99 Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Indiana had a six point halftime lead, then outscored the Cavs 31-17 in the third period. Cleveland went on a 10-0 run early in the fourth before the Pacers regained their edge.

It was the Pacers fourth win in five games to open the season. Cleveland, after a 3-0 start, is now 3-2.

All Indiana starters scored in double figures, as did Doug McDermott off the bench with 18 points and nine rebounds.

Domantas Sabonis had 25 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Pacers. Malcolm Brogdon added 17, Victor Oladipo 16, and Myles Turner 14.