Garland’s Sexton scored 49 points when the Cavaliers fell to the Pacers 119-99 – NBA Sports

Indianapolis (AP) — All-Star Center Domantas Sabonis has piled up some big numbers. Reserve forward Doug McDermott is also participating.

Sabonis led the Pacers with 25 points and 11 rebounds, while McDermott defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-99 on Thursday, providing a spark with 18 points and 9 rebounds from the bench.

McDermott scored in double digits for the fourth time in five games. The Pacers were 16 out of 35 from long distances, so he hit three 3 points. It offered more opportunities to drive to the rim as the opponent was wary of his three-point shot and adjusted his defense accordingly.

“This year I wanted to be as aggressive as possible,” McDermott said. “I will continue to do my own thing. Hopefully I will continue to do this.”

All-star guard Victor Oladipo hit four three points.

“2020 was tough, but find your victory,” Oladipo said. “After all, we are all happy to see 2021.”

Sabonis made both 3-point trials at a 6-foot-11 center, which usually does most of the work inside, and shot 10 out of 14 in total. The NBA’s first Eastern Conference Player of the Week also recorded 11 rebounds.

Two days after infusing Boston with a 17-point third-quarter lead in home loss, the Pacers pulled away again after half-time, gaining a 20-point advantage in the fourth quarter. Pacers coach Nate Björkren pointed out the defense.

“They came out of the locker room ready for defense,” Björkren said of the third quarter of 31-17.

Indiana played seven of the first nine at home and improved to 4-1.

Shooting guard Collin Sexton leads the Cavaliers with 28 points, and point guard Darius Garland adds 21 points. Cleveland was 12 out of 23 in the first 3 points of the 6 straight road games. The Cavaliers are 3-2.

Cavaliers coach JB Bicker staff extended the post-match meeting and expressed dissatisfaction with the team’s provisional play.

“Good things are easy,” said the Bickerstaff. “The harder it gets, the harder it gets. That was the message to us. We have to do things decisively. You can’t hesitate.”

Hint in

Cavaliers: Sexton has scored at least 20 points in 10 consecutive games up to last season.

Pacers: TJ Warren missed his first start due to pain in his left leg. “They understand that,” said Pacers coach Nate Björkgren. “TJ wants to play very badly. He wants to be there. It’s someone like him. So I love him …. they’re going to keep an eye on it. . ”… Donnie Walsh, a longtime general manager who has been a consultant for the past 10 years, retired Wednesday at the age of 80.


Cavalier: Saturday night in Atlanta.

Pacers: Hosts New York on Saturday night.

- NBA Sports

Garland's Sexton scored 49 points when the Cavaliers fell to the Pacers 119-99 Garland's Sexton scored 49 points when the Cavaliers fell to the Pacers 119-99

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