Cleveland hosts Indiana after Mitchell’s 42-point game

April 1, 2023 GMT

Indiana Pacers (34-44, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (48-30, fourth in the Eastern Conference)

Cleveland; Sunday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland hosts the Indiana Pacers after Donovan Mitchell scored 42 points in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 130-116 loss to the New York Knicks.

The Cavaliers have gone 31-17 against Eastern Conference teams. Cleveland has a 5-8 record in one-possession games.

The Pacers are 7-7 against the rest of the division. Indiana is 8-7 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The teams play for the fourth time this season. The Cavaliers won the last matchup 122-103 on Feb. 5, with Darius Garland scoring 24 points in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Evan Mobley is shooting 55.9% and averaging 16.4 points for the Cavaliers. Mitchell is averaging 27.6 points over the last 10 games for Cleveland.

Myles Turner is shooting 54.8% and averaging 18.0 points for the Pacers. Aaron Nesmith is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Indiana.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cavaliers: 6-4, averaging 114.8 points, 36.6 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 6.1 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 49.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.7 points per game.

Pacers: 3-7, averaging 117.0 points, 41.6 rebounds, 28.4 assists, 6.2 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 49.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 126.6 points.

INJURIES: Cavaliers: Isaac Okoro: out (knee), Jarrett Allen: out (groin).

Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton: day to day (ankle), Chris Duarte: day to day (ankle), Kendall Brown: out (tibia), Myles Turner: day to day (ankle/back).


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