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NBA Preseason: Indiana downs Cleveland 100-82

8:49 PM, Oct 23, 2012   |    comments
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Cleveland, OH -- David West put in 15 points on 6-of-14 shooting and ripped down eight rebounds as the Indiana Pacers dropped the Cleveland Cavaliers, 100-82, on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena

Paul George scored 14 points, while Gerald Green added 13 points off the bench for the Pacers. Lance Stephenson and Ian Mahinmi contributed 10 points apiece and D.J. Augustin handed out 11 assists to go with nine points in the victory.

Kyrie Irving netted a game-high 20 points, while Alonso Gee added 18 points and five rebounds in a losing effort for the Cavs. 2012 first-round draft picks Tyler Zeller and Dion Waiters contributed 12 and 13 points, respectively.

The Pacers won each of the first three quarters and took a 78-71 advantage into the fourth.

In the final quarter, the Pacers held Cleveland to just 23.5 percent from the floor and forced five turnovers, eventually winning the frame by a 22-11 score. They led by as many as 19 in the quarter and coasted to the easy victory.

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