Pacers stay perfect against Cleveland, rally back to win 97-95

Call it a dumpster fire. Stephen Curry scored a game-high 30 points in the first game, in which the Warriors beat the Raptors 117-112 but were not able to cover as 12.5-point favorites.

Pacers center Myles Turner (elbow) missed the contest against Miami and will be sidelined again versus Cleveland. Their next shot at redemption comes on Monday night, as they're scheduled for a matchup against the Golden State Warriors inside Quicken Loans Arena. Guards DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry have been the leaders of this year's team and also have boasted impressive stats thus far in the regular season.

Lowry was out with a bruised tailbone.

Those circumstances didn't seem to faze the Raptors, who have won six of their last seven despite playing their third game in four nights. His calf injury earlier in the year made him lose a month's worth of games. Jeff Green added 13 points, Jae Crowder 11 and Kevin Love contributed 10 points and nine rebounds.

If you're willing to fearless the rain, ice and snow, you can see the Indiana Pacers play LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for less than $20. The Cavs had just outscored the Raptors by a whopping 102 points from beyond the arc in the series, shredding a stingy defense.The Raptors certainly looked more equipped to threaten the three-time champs on Thursday night.During the 34-point blowout, the Raptors canned 18 triples, the most Cleveland has allowed all season.

Before the game Casey encouraged his team, especially the bench, to focus on three-point shots, to make them "with conviction".

Thomas connecting on a short jumper at 7:22 of the third quarter for his first basket. Along with frustrating LeBron James, Lance Stephson chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds off the bench. They lost the lead and went on to drop the game by five. Toronto ranks second in the National Basketball Association for games with at least 125 points, trailing only Golden State (13).

When the Cavaliers pushed, the Raptors pushed back; their slimmest lead of the quarter was 23 points, boosted by an 11-point push from DeRozan and VanVleet reaching a career-high 19 points - he wound up with 22.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue knew his team had slacked off before when opponents were missing key players. "Our guys have shown they have some potential. but we have a lot of growth that we have to continue to see, making plays and really learning how to win in situations like (Wednesday night)". With 5.5 seconds left, they got the switch they were hoping for with Darren Collison trying to guard James, but James stepped on the baseline and turned it over to Indiana.

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