Indiana Pacers fall short in a crucial road loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers despite a strong comeback effort.

By the Numbers
  • The Cavaliers led the Pacers 70-59 at halftime, shooting 50% from long range.
  • Indiana's comeback trimmed the lead to three points in the fourth quarter.
  • Haliburton finished the game with 19 points and 12 assists.
  • Siakam added 19 points, while Turner contributed 17 for the Pacers.
Yes, But

Despite the Pacers' strong offensive performance, their defense wasn't up to par, leading to a loss.

State of Play
  • Cavaliers secured a 129-120 win over the Pacers, denying Indiana a playoff spot.
  • Indiana faced the Hawks next with their postseason hopes on the line.
What's Next

The Pacers will regroup and focus on securing a crucial win against the Hawks to keep their playoff aspirations alive.

Bottom Line

Despite a valiant effort, the Pacers fell short in a pivotal game, emphasizing the need for a solid defense and consistent performance to secure a playoff spot.