LeBron-less Cavaliers lose to Pacers 103-93

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Paul George scored 21 points and the Indiana Pacers took advantage off the resting LeBron James' absence to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-93 on Wednesday night.

Jeff Teague added 20 points and eight assists, and Thaddeus Young had 16 points to help the Pacers improve to 6-1 at home and 6-6 overall.

James sat out for the first time this season. Averaging 23.4 points and 8.9 rebounds, he rested after playing Tuesday night in a home victory over Toronto. Guard J.R. Smith also missed the game because of a sprained right ankle.

Kevin Love led Cleveland with 27 points and 16 rebounds, and Kyrie Irving had 24 points and seven assists.

Indiana led 80-68 lead after three quarters. The Cavaliers cut it to four points midway through the fourth, but the Pacers put it away with a 9-2 run. C.J. Miles hit a 3-pointer for the game's largest lead - 97-84 with 5:10 remaining.

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