NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Friday, November 24th (All times eastern)
Cleveland Cavaliers (8-4) at Indiana Pacers (6-6), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Cleveland Cavaliers look to rebound from a recent sluggish performance when the current Central Division leaders visit the rival Indiana Pacers tonight at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Cleveland shot a season-low 39.4 percent from the field and fell to the Toronto Raptors, 95-87, Wednesday at the Air Canada Centre.
LeBron James narrowly missed a triple-double in the loss, only the Cavs' second in their last eight games. The All-Star forward finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and four steals.
Despite Wednesday's setback, Cleveland shares the best overall record in the Eastern Conference with Orlando, with both teams off to 8-4 starts.
The Pacers stand two games behind the Cavaliers in the Central standings and had won two in a row before Wednesday's 96-91 defeat at Orlando. Jermaine O'Neal paced Indiana with 23 points and 11 rebounds.
Jamaal Tinsley and Stephen Jackson each ended with 19 points for Indiana, which owns a 3-2 mark at Conseco Fieldhouse this year. The Pacers will start up a six-game road trip Sunday in Toronto.
Cleveland has taken the last three meetings between the division foes and snapped a seven-game losing streak at Indiana with a 93-89 victory back in January.
11/24 10:52:26 ET