Pacers stay perfect against Cavs, comeback to win 97-95

LeBron James

The Indiana Pacers fought back from a 22-point first half deficit to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 97-95. Along with frustrating LeBron James, Lance Stephson chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds off the bench. Dwelling on their poor play won't do them any good with the coming to town on Monday.

Kemba Walker scored 22 points and Frank Kaminsky added 16 to lead Charlotte past visiting Utah for its fourth victory in six games.

LeBron James isn't throwing his sneakers over the telephone wire just yet, although not for the reason people may think.

Bankers Life Fieldhouse rose to their feet with 8 minutes left in the 4th, as LeBron was whistled for a technical foul for shoving Stephenson. That's what Stephenson does. "Normally bigs don't want to push the ball up so I kind of just sat there and waited a little behind the guard", Wallace said.

Asked if he had ever seen a player with a persona quite like Stephenson's, Oladipo said, "No". That's why he's Lance.

However, like they've had to do too often as of late, the Pacers clawed their way back with strong play from their guards.

Stephenson on the road has not been almost as dynamic as Stephenson at home.

The MVP tag could also be applied to Ibaka, as Toronto's most volatile player, a 6-foot-10 power forward whose short fuse has not done him any favours this season.

Kemba Walker posted 15 of his 22 points in the first half, finishing 5-for-14 from the field for the Hornets. "With how good we really are, we can't allow these types of games to happen".

Stephenson didn't do any ear blowing in Friday night's game, but he did poke James' hip with his thumb in a odd manner during the fourth quarter.

"We've all got to be accountable for actions, accountable for how we play, how hard we play, what we're doing for one another", James told reporters after the game. "I mean, we've got a history, so I already know that".

LeBron James did not sound too anxious about the Cavs' struggles recently, but he also said that the team got to find a way out.

As the Cleveland Cavaliers continue to struggle, questions about the roster will remain in the forefront.

Early on it certainly didn't look like the Pacers would be carrying that victorious momentum into their upcoming road trip. The Pacers have been shorthanded the past two games with starting center Myles Turner (elbow injury) unable to play. "It's going to be a whole different type of game and we have to be ready for that". That's a small frontcourt by National Basketball Association standards, but Stephenson was physical enough to make it work. He said the second-year player carries himself with a maturity and a hard-nosed mentality not usually associated with a player so young. "We were able to get stops, rebounds and score with that group". "That's not how the game is played, and you don't cheat the game".

Related News:

  • Bipartisan US Senate immigration plan draws quick opposition

    Bipartisan US Senate immigration plan draws quick opposition

    A federal judge temporarily blocked President Trump's order ending the DACA program, Tuesday night. DETROW: Now they say they're working on building support for the deal in Congress.
    Minnesota's Newest Senator Tina Smith Makes First Stop in Duluth

    Minnesota's Newest Senator Tina Smith Makes First Stop in Duluth

    Saturday, Smith will also be making a number of appearances in the area, including on the Iron Range. Smith says she's being realistic about what she can accomplish here on Capitol Hill.

    Oprah mocked for close ties with Weinstein following potential 2020 bid

    Anyone who showed up to an awards show probably ended up in a picture with Weinstein. Winfrey addressed the allegations against Weinstein in a Facebook post last October.
  • Turkish passenger plane skids off runway metres away from sea

    Turkish passenger plane skids off runway metres away from sea

    Passengers panicked. "We tilted to the side, the front was down while the plane's rear was up". The plane, belonging to private carrier Pegasus , had arrived from the capital Ankara.
    Leicester boss says Chelsea looked exhausted

    Leicester boss says Chelsea looked exhausted

    Leicester dominated the first half, with Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez on scintillating form this afternoon at Stamford Bridge. The Italian won the Premier League title last term, in his first season as boss of the Blues, who play Leicester on Saturday.
    Fort Wayne schools do well in 2017 high school graduation rates

    Fort Wayne schools do well in 2017 high school graduation rates

    EACS was down similarly in 2017, with a graduation rate of 91.36 percent at its high schools and non-waiver rate of 81.11 percent. While Hoosier graduation rates have remained stagnant over the past six years, state education policy has been in upheaval.
  • Bar Associations Respond to President Donald Trump's 'Repugnant' Policies, Remarks

    Bar Associations Respond to President Donald Trump's 'Repugnant' Policies, Remarks

    "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" the Washington Post quoted him as saying. Trump on Friday denied describing certain nations as "shithole countries" after triggering worldwide outrage.
    Cleveland Cavs Willing To Trade Tristan Thompson

    Cleveland Cavs Willing To Trade Tristan Thompson

    Defensively, we're executing the things we want to do, whether it's switching, handling pick-and-rolls and just being efficient". The Cavs rank 29th in defensive rating, giving up 109.5 points per 100 possessions, better only than the 13-28 Sacramento Kings.

    Nexstar Media Group (NXST) Earns Buy Rating from Noble Financial

    The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Wednesday, April 19 to "Neutral". (NASDAQ:NXST) to report earnings on February, 27. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock.
  • Jose Mourinho hints Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be sold if price is met

    Jose Mourinho hints Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be sold if price is met

    Still, if the right player comes along, and at a steal of a price, you have to pull the trigger on executing the transfer buy. Then it is up to us to make the decision yes or no, is up to us to decide what we think is the right price.
    Makar Sankranti 2018: Interesting facts about India's Harvest Festival and Puja timings

    Makar Sankranti 2018: Interesting facts about India's Harvest Festival and Puja timings

    And PM Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the people on the occasion of Makar Sakranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu and Uttarayan. Music by Ismail Darbar, the song has a handsome classic touch which helps you to celebrate the festival traditionally.

    Sanchez future uncertain as United, City circle

    The midfielder is said to be happy in London and has insisted in the past that he wishes to remain an Arsenal player . The 29-year-old is out of contract in the summer and has been linked with a January move to Manchester City .


Most liked

We Have Not Reached A Deal, Senator Flake Lied To The Media
Trump rejected the plan, reportedly saying "Why do we want all these people from shithole countries coming here?" In a speech announcing his candidacy, he said he would "build a great, great wall on our Southern border".

Trump says USA sold Norway non-existent F-52 fighter jets
Durbin said "shitholes" was "the exact word used by the president not just once but repeatedly". "We need the wall for security". Trump seems to be defending himself against the furor over his vulgar words to describe African countries.

Lakers Could Have Interest In David Fizdale
But the chief distributor on the night was Lonzo Ball, who had 18 points and all six of his assists in the half court. I like the direction that they are going. "I've got my little man here, got my wife here, my family".

Threat of nuclear pact changes draws ire of Iran
The US also declared sanctions against 14 entities and people, including Iran's head of judiciary Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani. United Nations inspectors have certified Iran's compliance with the deal nine times, most recently in November.

Comedian Aziz Ansari Accused Of Sexual Assault
Ansari or his representation have not commented on the accusations yet. "I'm so sad to hear this", Ansari allegedly responded. This coincidence helped them hit things off and saw Grace later typing in her number in the actor's phone at his suggestion.

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) SVP Sells $226800.00 in Stock
Criterion Capital Management Llc sold 1.18 million shares as the company's stock declined 13.10% while stock markets rallied. During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $15.65 and as low as $9.42. (NASDAQ: AMD ) on Thursday, August 3.

Judd praises Franco for response to sexual misconduct claims
The two had been having a consensual relationship, but they'd never engaged in oral sex before he exposed himself, she said. Four of the women were students in Franco's acting classes and one is a filmmaker who considered him a mentor.

There's Already A Ridiculous $550+ Limited Edition For Dark Souls Remastered
Dark Souls Remastered has been announced for Nintendo Switch in a new Nintendo Direct Mini livestream that is going on right now. However, the Twitter user notes that even if the game is being remastered for PS4, don't expect details to be revealed soon.

Iran vows retaliation over U.S. sanctions
Trump was reportedly encouraged to waive the sanctions by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and national security advisor H.R. McMaster, who warned the President that it would look like he was breaking the USA commitments of the deal.

Chandigarh stalking case: Vikas Barala, friend's bail pleas rejected for fourth time
In the video, Vikas is apparently reading from a script. "Many people believed that I am guilty". After he was granted bail, Varnika said that she would not oppose the decision "as of now".

Harry Kane And Dele Alli Start - Tottenham Hotspur Team vs Everton Confirmed
The next season brought 25 goals, at Kane's worst rate of 0.67 goals per 90 minutes with 0.62 coming from inside the box. The only other people to have achieved such a feat are the Premier League's number one and five all time top scorers.

OR vs Arizona basketball
Ethan Thompson had 11 points and seven assists after tallying nine points and five assists in the past three games combined. Arizona was able to overcome mistakes (17 turnovers) to get the win and move to 14-4 overall and 4-1 in the Pac-12.

Zach Ertz limited to three catches while Eagles advance to NFC Championship
Instead, Jake Elliott would kick a 21-yard field goal, meaning Ryan would need to direct a touchdown drive for the victory. Atlanta was the NFL's highest-scoring team last season, but its lowest production was in a 24-15 defeat to the Eagles .

Form Man City star backed to handle hostile Liverpool return
Liverpool could remain unbeaten in their opening 12 home matches of a Premier League season for the first time since 2011-12. Manchester City have the knack of playing the same style of football, wherever they play and whoever they play.

Iran refuses renegotiation of nuclear deal despite USA pressures
Those points would have to be blessed by Congress and woven into a supplemental deal forged with the US' European allies. Netanyahu also told Macron the world should "strongly condemn" what he called "five crimes of the Iranian regime".