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Pacers' winning streak ends with loss to Cavaliers 132-117

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Posted at 10:19 PM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-08 22:19:13-05

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Kyle Korver scored a season-high 29 points and LeBron James gave the Cleveland Cavaliers a second-half energy boost, lifting the defending champs over the Indiana Pacers 132-117 on Wednesday night.

Cleveland has won the first three games on its four-game road trip and six of its last seven overall.

James had 25 points, six rebounds and nine assists and Korver hit 8 of 9 3-pointers. Kyrie Irving had 29 points.

C.J. Miles scored 23 points to lead the Pacers, who ended a season-best seven-game winning streak. Jeff Teague had 22 points and 14 assists.

Indiana led most of the first half and still had a 63-57 edge at halftime.

James scored 16 points in the second half while Cleveland rallied. The Cavs went on a 14-2 run in the third quarter to lead 78-72, extended the margin to 14 at the end of three and never let the Pacers seriously challenge again.

Cleveland, which struggled to make shots early, hit 61.9 percent from the field in the second half.

Indiana, meanwhile, shot just 34.8 percent in the third quarter when it scored 18 points.

Paul George finished with 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Pacers.

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