Cavs vs. Pacers final score: Indiana blows past Cleveland, 96-81

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The Indiana Pacers pulled away from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the third quarter on Wednesday night, eventually coasting to a 96-81 win.

The Cleveland Cavaliers took a six point lead into halftime against the Indiana Pacers, but they couldn't withstand a huge third quarter from Indiana, losing 96-81 in Indianapolis. The Pacers outscored the Cavs 28-12 in the third quarter, and were able to coast to a comfortable win in the fourth.

The Cavs shot just 33.3% from the floor as a team, and point guard Kyrie Irving struggled in his second game back from a broken finger. Irving shot just 4-12 from the floor, registering only nine points and four assists, and Alonzo Gee and Anderson Varejao combined to shoot 0-16 from the field. C.J. Miles went off for 28 points on 6-9 shooting from three point range, but Samardo Samuels was the only other Cleveland player to score in double digits.

Paul George led the Pacers with 27 points and seven rebounds, and David West had 18 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists. George Hill also chipped in with 17 points.

The Cavs play again on Friday, when they host the Milwaukee Bucks.

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