Irving leads Cavaliers to rare win at Indiana, 111-106 in OT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Kyrie Irving scored 25 points and LeBron James had 24 points, 12 rebounds and six assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Indiana Pacers 111-106 in overtime on Monday night.
James only scored seven points after halftime, but it was enough to give the Cavaliers their fifth straight win under new coach Tyronn Lue - and their first win in Indy in six years.
George Hill matched his season-high with 23 points, while Myles Turner had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Indiana.
The Pacers controlled most of the second half, but James' layup with 1:16 left in regulation gave Cleveland a 94-93 lead.
Then, with the game tied at 96 and the shot clock off, Indiana's Monta Ellis nearly dribbled out the clock before missing a midrange jumper at the buzzer.
Irving's 13-footer with 3:01 left gave the Cavs a 103-100 lead and they never trailed again.