INDIANAPOLIS — The Cavaliers could not obtain their offense early on the 2nd night of a back again-to-back again at Bankers Existence Fieldhouse on Saturday against the Pacers. They were being outscored by 13 in the very first quarter and in no way got back again into the recreation as they were being routed, 105-90.
Jordan Clarkson led the Cavs (11-45) off the bench with 18 factors. Collin Sexton (16 factors) and Larry Nance Jr. (16) were being the only other Cavaliers to score in double figures. Nance had a very good night from distance, nevertheless, capturing 3-for-5 from powering the 3-level line.
The a few 3-tips from Nance was a vocation substantial on a night when he also recorded his fifth consecutive double-double.
“It’s anything Channing (Frye) has been on me relentlessly about,” Nance said. “Our (assistant) mentor, Dan Geriot, has been on me relentlessly about (it). I can shoot it. That’s anything I have to get recreation reps at and construct my self confidence at.”
5 Pacers scored in double figures led by Bojan Bogdanovic’s recreation-substantial 23.
The Pacers outscored the Cavs, 30-17, in the very first quarter. Following that, the Cavaliers in no way trailed by fewer than 9 and were being powering by double digits the overall 2nd fifty percent.
“There were being a few things we want to boost on. In general, I assumed the work was there,” Cavs mentor Larry Drew said. “We went against a genuinely very good ballclub. Not taking anything at all against Indiana.
“Hopefully, we can find out from some of the things that we talked about, doing things really hard, doing things with purpose. We’ll keep on to harp on that.”
Most of Indiana’s offensive harm came from inside of the arc. The Pacers outscored the Cavs on factors in the paint, 54-32.
Pacers middle Myles Turner was a difficulty on both ends of the flooring. He had 14 factors, which includes a pair of 3s. He was also a deterrent in the paint with a few blocked shots, and prompted challenges whenever the Cavs experimented with to travel into the paint.
The loss was the sixth time this time the Cavs have been held to 90 factors or fewer this time.
A short, but impactful debut
Brandon Knight suited up for the Cavaliers on Saturday night for his very first motion considering that Jan. 11 when he was with the Rockets. Ironically, that was against the Cavs.
Knight, who was obtained in a a few-team offer with the Jazz and Rockets, came off the bench late in the very first quarter and strike his very first a few shots, all 3s.
He finished with 9 factors in 12 minutes.
Knight played in just 12 game titles with the Rockets this time as he recovered from knee surgical procedure which cost him the 2017-18 time.
24 hours later
Adore returned to the flooring on Friday night in Washington for the very first time considering that Oct, lacking virtually 50 game titles in the method.
He only played 6:28 in the recreation. The Cavs sat him out on Saturday night in Indiana on the 2nd night of a back again-to-back again.
But a working day immediately after returning to motion, the signals are very good for Adore.
“From my conversation with him he feels fairly very good, which is a enormous stage in the correct course,” Drew said just before tipoff. “We’re always involved about when a participant will come back again from damage, how he is immediately after he gets back again into recreation-like circumstances.”
The Cavs begin a five-recreation homestand on Monday night at 7 p.m. against the New York Knicks.