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October 26, 2019- Cleveland Cavaliers succeed Indiana Pacers

Cavaliers and Pacers regular season game recap

The Cleveland Cavaliers achieved a victory over the Indiana Pacers 110-99 at home at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH during Saturday night’s face-off. No players on the Cavaliers were inactive for the game. At the same time, No players on the Pacers were inactive for the game. The defeat brings the Cavaliers to 1-0 in the series versus the Pacers and to 1-1 in the regular season.

On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love had 21 points, shooting 5/8 (62.5%) from the field and 3/5 (60.0%) from deep in 33:06. In addition to points, Love also added an important team-high 13 rebounds and dished a team-high 9 assists. Tristan Thompson got a team-high 25 points, scoring 11/16 (68.8%) from the field in 34:42. In addition, Thompson also pulled down an important team-high 13 rebounds and pulled off 3 blocks. Other key efforts included Collin Sexton (who boasted 18 points and pulled down an important 5 rebounds),Darius Garland (who had 4 assists), and Jordan Clarkson (who got 15 points).

For the Pacers, Myles Turner added 11 points, albeit he had trouble making shots, shooting 3/9 (33.3%) from the field in 39:47. In addition, Turner also had an impressive team-high 11 rebounds. Malcolm Brogdon got an elegant team-high 30 points in 34:33, scoring 12/18 (66.7%) from the field and 4/6 (66.7%) from the three point line. In addition to points, Brogdon also passed out a useful team-high 10 assists. Additional vital contributors included Domantas Sabonis (who got 5 rebounds), Justin Holiday (who pulled down 5 rebounds), and T.J. McConnell (who got a useful 5 assists).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter started with the Cavaliers having trouble getting things going, going 4/10 from the field and 1/1 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 18 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was included in those who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/0 from three for 1 points. Power Forward Kevin Love scored 9 points, had 1 steal, and added 2 rebounds. The Pacers had trouble as well at the start of the quarter, shooting 5/12 from the field and 1/5 from three for a total of 13 points. Small Forward T.J. Warren was included in those on the Pacers who floundered at the beginning of the quarter, shooting 0/3 from the field and 0/2 from deep for no points. Point Guard Malcolm Brogdon gained 8 points, added 1 assist, and had 1 block.

After the sluggish start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to close out the quarter, adding 8 points while going 3/10 from the field and 1/5 from three. The Pacers, concurrently, faced no issues while closing out the period, scoring 15 points on 7/11 shooting (1/2 from three). The 1st Quarter closed with the Cavaliers down by 2 points (26-28). Kevin Love was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Pacers, Malcolm Brogdon scored 8 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter opened with a fast-paced shootout as the Cavaliers went 7/12 from the field and 3/5 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 19 points. Jordan Clarkson was a key player in this principled start as he got 7 points on 2/3 shooting (1/1 from the three point mark). Clarkson also added 1 steal and managed to grab 2 rebounds in addition to his points. On the other hand, the Pacers had trouble at the start of the quarter, scoring 2/10 from the field and 0/4 from the three point mark for a total of 4 points. Power Forward Domantas Sabonis was one player on the Pacers who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 2/3 from the field and 0/0 from three for 4 points. Power Forward Domantas Sabonis got 4 points and managed to pull down 2 rebounds.

After the convincing start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to wrap up the period, adding 20 points while going 7/12 from the field and 4/5 from the three point mark. The Pacers also had no trouble finishing up the period, recording 16 points on 6/10 shooting (1/2 from three). The 2nd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Pacers by 17 points (65-48). Kevin Love was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Pacers, Domantas Sabonis scored 6 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter began as expected as the Cavaliers shot 5/11 from the field and 0/4 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 11 points. Center Tristan Thompson was a vital contributor in this principled start as he added 4 points on 2/3 shooting (0/0 from three). Thompson also got 1 block and got 1 rebound in addition to his points. Point Guard Darius Garland was also a critical player in the beginning of the quarter, gained 4 points while shooting 2/3 (0/1 from the three point mark).Garland also added 1 steal in addition to his points. At the same time, the Pacers had issues in the beginning, making 4/12 from the field and 2/4 from three for a total of 10 points. Center Myles Turner was one player on the Pacers who had trouble contributing at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/2 from the field and 1/1 from three for 3 points. Point Guard Malcolm Brogdon got 5 points and had 1 assist.

Following the reasonable start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to shoot well to round out the period, boasting 14 points while going 6/10 from the field and 1/5 from deep. The Pacers also faced no issues while closing out the period, recording 16 points on 6/13 shooting (3/5 from three). The 3rd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers down by 16 points (90-74). Malcolm Brogdon was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Cavaliers, Tristan Thompson scored 6 points.

4th Quarter

The 4th Quarter started unexceptionally as the Cavaliers went 5/10 from the field and 0/4 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 10 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was a prime contributor in this good start as he gained 2 points on 1/1 shooting (0/0 from deep). In addition to his points, Love also passed out 1 assist and got 1 rebound. Center Tristan Thompson was also a critical player in the beginning of the quarter, gained 2 points while shooting 1/2 (0/0 from three).In addition to his points, Thompson also managed to pull down 2 rebounds. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was also a key contributor in the beginning of the quarter, gained 2 points while shooting 1/2 (0/1 from deep).Kevin Porter Jr. was also an important contributor in the beginning of the quarter, gained 2 points while shooting 1/2 (0/1 from the three point mark).Larry Nance Jr. was also an important contributor in the beginning of the quarter, had 2 points while shooting 1/2 (0/1 from the three point mark).Nance Jr. also had 1 rebound in addition to points. At the same time, the Pacers had trouble in the first half of the quarter, scoring 3/7 from the field and 1/3 from deep for a total of 10 points. Power Forward Domantas Sabonis was one of the players on the Pacers who had trouble contributing at the start of the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/0 from deep for 2 points. Point Guard Malcolm Brogdon scored 5 points, dished out 1 assist, and added 2 rebounds.

After the decent start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to wrap up the period, gaining 10 points while going 3/5 from the field and 1/2 from deep. The Pacers also faced no issues while finishing out the period, boasting 15 points on 6/12 shooting (1/3 from the three point mark). The Cavaliers won against the Pacers 110-99. Malcolm Brogdon was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 7 points.

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