clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers Final Score: Pacers Outlast Cavs, 99-89

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost yet another game tonight at Quicken Loans Arena. Without Anderson Varejao and on a bad night from Kyrie Irving, the Cavs struggled and lost another tough one.

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost again against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night, 99-89.

Despite the fact that this was a particularly tough game to watch, there were a few positives to take away. Lots of Cavs fans like to be negative and focus on the bad aspects of the game, but that's not fun. So I'll be positive and look on the bright side. For starters, Tristan Thompson had a pretty great game. He looked much better offensively and had a monster dunk on David West. He gobbled up boards on both ends of the floor in Anderson Varejao's absence. Thompson finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds.

Final - 12.21.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
Indiana Pacers 23 21 33 22 99
Cleveland Cavaliers 23 22 22 22 89

Complete Coverage >

Tyler Zeller showed some nice moves and took good shots. Unfortunately, he didn't hit many of them and shot just 4 of 13 from the field. He finished with 12 points and 7 rebounds.

Dion Waiters continued some questionable shot selection, but did have 7 assists to go with 11 points on 12 shots.

Kyrie Irving had a pretty terrible game, scoring 17 points on 5 of 16 shooting while committing 6 turnovers. Roy Hibbert and Ian Mahinmi made it difficult for him to get into the paint all night long.

Leave your thoughts, comments, concerns, and negative overreactions here.

Cavs are right back at it tomorrow night against the Milwaukee Bucks who played an overtime game against the Boston Celtics tonight.