Ind 21 28 22 26 97
Cle 29 23 35 22 109
Date of game: 11/29/2014

Recap: Cleveland vs. Indiana

Cleveland, OH ( - Kevin Love had 28 points and 10 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Indiana Pacers 109-97 on Saturday night.

Kyrie Irving posted 24 points, 10 boards and five assists, while LeBron James added 19 points and seven helpers for the Cavaliers, who have won three in a row on the heels of a four-game losing streak.

"We had our assists up and three guys had double-doubles," James said.

Cleveland center Anderson Varejao missed the game with a rib contusion.

David West tallied 14 points and six rebounds for Indiana, which has dropped three of its last five contests.

"They just imposed their will on us," Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said. "Their starters outplayed our starters tonight."

Cleveland led just 52-49 at the break, but began the second half on a 9-2 run to seize control.

Irving capped the swing with a 3-pointer for a 61-51 advantage and the Cavs took an 87-71 cushion into the fourth quarter, where they led by as many as 20 en route to the easy victory.

Earlier, Love nailed a pair of triples and recorded 12 quick points as Cleveland raced out to an 18-4 start before going into the second quarter owning a 29-21 margin.

Game Notes

Cleveland shot 52.6 percent (41-of-78) from the field, while Indiana finished 39.3 percent (35-of-89) from the floor ... Tristan Thompson had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Cavs.

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