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Cleveland faces Indiana, looks to stop road losing streak

March 7, 2022 GMT

Cleveland Cavaliers (37-27, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (22-44, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

Indianapolis; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland will aim to stop its four-game road skid when the Cavaliers visit Indiana.

The Pacers have gone 2-12 against division opponents. Indiana is fifth in the Eastern Conference with 12.8 fast break points per game led by Chris Duarte averaging 2.6.

The Cavaliers are 7-4 against division opponents. Cleveland has an 8-4 record in one-possession games.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. The Cavaliers won 120-113 in the last meeting on Feb. 12. Jarrett Allen led the Cavaliers with 22 points, and Tyrese Haliburton led the Pacers with 23 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Duarte is averaging 13.3 points for the Pacers. Buddy Hield is averaging 20.0 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.

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Darius Garland is scoring 20.6 points per game and averaging 3.3 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Cedi Osman is averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Cleveland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 3-7, averaging 117.2 points, 46.3 rebounds, 26.8 assists, 6.9 steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.8 points per game.

Cavaliers: 4-6, averaging 107.2 points, 42.2 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.1 points.

INJURIES: Pacers: Ricky Rubio: out for season (knee), T.J. McConnell: out (wrist), Lance Stephenson: out (ankle), Myles Turner: out (foot), Chris Duarte: out (toe), T.J. Warren: out (foot/health and safety protocols).

Cavaliers: Collin Sexton: out for season (knee), Rajon Rondo: out (toe), Caris LeVert: out (foot).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.