The Cleveland Cavaliers were very glad to get Kyrie Irving back into the starting lineup. the No. 1 overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft had 22 points and five assists for the Cavs as they handed the Indiana Pacers their fifth straight loss of the season on Wednesday 98-87. Irving was one of five players for Cleveland that scored in double figures.
Semih Erden followed Irving with 18 points while Ramon Sessions had 13. Cleveland was in control with a big lead throughout, and had the lead over 20 at several points int he first half. The Pacers continued to struggle offensively, and Darren Collison led them with 18 points. Roy Hibbert added 17 points and eight rebounds, but the Pacers shot worse than 40% from the field for the night.
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