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Pacers' lead shrinks after loss to Cavs

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Dion Waiters led six Cleveland scorers in double figures with 19 points as the Cavaliers ended a nine-game losing streak against the Indiana Pacers with a 90-76 triumph at Quicken Loans Arena.

Luol Deng donated 15 points, Spencer Hawes scored 13 and Tristan Thompson tallied 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who have won four of their last five games.

Paul George scored 15 points and grabbed seven boards to pace the Pacers, who were handed their second straight double-digit defeat following a hard-fought 84-83 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday.

Indiana, which shot just 37.2 percent from the floor, saw its lead over the Heat for the top spot in the Eastern Conference sliced to just one game after suffering its fifth straight road loss on Sunday.

03/30 17:37:14 ET