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November 01, 2019- Cleveland Cavaliers nosed out by Indiana Pacers

Cavaliers and Pacers regular season game recap

During Friday evening’s matchup, the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Indiana Pacers 95-102 away in Indianapolis, IN at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. All players on the Cavaliers were active for the game. Simultaneously, Everyone was active for the Pacers. The win brings the Cavaliers to 1-1 in the series vs. the Pacers and to 2-3 in the regular season.

For the Cavaliers, Kevin Love boasted a team-high 22 points, going 7/16 (43.8%) from the field and 5/11 (45.5%) from deep in 34:56. In addition, Love also pulled down an excellent team-high 17 rebounds and passed out 4 assists. Jordan Clarkson gained 20 points, going 6/12 (50.0%) from the field in 27:04. In addition to his points, Clarkson also made a team-high 5 assists. Additional notable contributors were Cedi Osman (who swiped 3 steals),Tristan Thompson (who managed to pull down 9 rebounds and added 4 assists),Collin Sexton (who got 21 points), and Larry Nance Jr. (who grabbed 5 rebounds).

On the Pacers, Domantas Sabonis added 18 points in 37:17, going 9/15 (60.0%) from the field. In addition to his points, Sabonis also pulled down a powerful team-high 17 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Malcolm Brogdon got a team-high 25 points in 33:02, scoring 8/16 (50.0%) from the field. Brogdon also got 8 rebounds and added a team-high 6 assists. T.J. McConnell added 5 points in 14:58, going 2/4 (50.0%) from the field. In addition, McConnell also had a team-high 6 assists. Other important performers were Jeremy Lamb (who had 21 points and managed to grab 10 rebounds) and Goga Bitadze (who pulled down 10 rebounds and pulled off 4 blocks).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter opened unexceptionally as the Cavaliers shot 5/10 from the field and 2/4 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 17 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was a valuable player in this reasonable start as he recorded 7 points on 2/3 shooting (1/1 from three). Additionally, Love also added 2 assists, grabbed 1 steal, and pulled down 4 rebounds. On the other hand, the Pacers had issues at the start of the period, shooting 5/13 from the field and 0/2 from three for a total of 12 points. Small Forward T.J. Warren was among those on the Pacers who floundered at the beginning of the quarter, shooting 0/3 from the field and 0/1 from deep for no points. Shooting Guard Jeremy Lamb recorded 4 points and swiped 1 steal. Point Guard Malcolm Brogdon recorded 4 points, passed out 1 assist, had 1 block, and grabbed 1 rebound.

Despite the dependable start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers struggled scoring to finish the quarter, adding 9 points while going 4/12 from the field and 1/3 from deep. The Pacers also had issues finishing out the period, recording 7 points on 3/14 shooting (1/6 from deep). The 1st Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Pacers by 7 points (26-19). Cedi Osman was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Pacers, Jeremy Lamb scored 7 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter arrived with the Cavaliers having trouble getting things going, scoring 3/11 from the field and 0/2 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 6 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was among those who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark for no points. Jordan Clarkson boasted 4 points and pulled off 1 block. In contrast, the Pacers performed well at the start of the quarter, shooting 6/13 from the field and 0/1 from three for a total of 12 points. Doug McDermott was a vital contributor in this principled start for the Pacers as he gained 4 points on 2/3 shooting (0/1 from three). Furthermore, McDermott also got 1 steal. Goga Bitadze was also a valuable contributor in the beginning of the quarter, added 4 points while shooting 2/3 (0/0 from three).Furthermore, Bitadze also had 1 block and grabbed 3 rebounds.

Following the bad start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to round out the period, recording 5 points while going 2/9 from the field and 0/1 from three. The Pacers also had issues closing out the period, gaining 11 points on 5/12 shooting (1/3 from three). The 2nd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Pacers by 5 points (37-42). Domantas Sabonis was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 6 points. On the Cavaliers, Jordan Clarkson scored 4 points.

3rd Quarter

The Cavaliers struggled at the beginning of the 3rd Quarter, recording 5/13 from the field and 3/5 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 15 points. Center Tristan Thompson was one player who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 0/3 from the field and 0/0 from three for no points. Power Forward Kevin Love gained 9 points. The Pacers struggled as well in the first half of the quarter, making 6/14 from the field and 0/5 from deep for a total of 12 points. Power Forward TJ Leaf was among those on the Pacers who had trouble contributing at the start of the quarter, shooting 0/4 from the field and 0/2 from deep for no points. Point Guard Malcolm Brogdon had 6 points, grabbed 1 steal, and got 2 rebounds.

After the poor start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to struggle to wrap up the period, scoring 9 points while going 2/9 from the field and 0/5 from deep. The Pacers also had trouble closing out the period, adding 14 points on 3/11 shooting (1/4 from the three point mark). The 3rd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers down by 7 points (61-68). Malcolm Brogdon was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love scored 9 points.

4th Quarter

The 4th Quarter opened unexceptionally as the Cavaliers shot 5/10 from the field and 3/5 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 15 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was a critical player in this good start as he scored 5 points on 2/3 shooting (1/2 from deep). Love also had 1 assist and pulled down 1 rebound in addition to his points. Kevin Porter Jr. was also a key contributor in the beginning of the quarter, recorded 5 points while shooting 1/1 (1/1 from the three point mark).Porter Jr. also got 1 rebound in addition to points. The Pacers had no issues in similar fashion at the start of the quarter, shooting 6/11 from the field and 1/4 from deep for a total of 16 points. Goga Bitadze was a prime contributor in this good start for the Pacers as he got 5 points on 1/2 shooting (1/2 from the three point mark). In addition, Bitadze also got 1 block and grabbed 4 rebounds.

Following the sound start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to round out the quarter, recording 19 points while going 6/13 from the field and 2/7 from deep. The Pacers also had no trouble closing out the period, recording 18 points on 5/8 shooting (1/2 from three). The Cavaliers were defeated by the Pacers 95-102. Collin Sexton was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 11 points. On the Pacers, Jeremy Lamb scored 8 points.

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