The Cavaliers led late in the fourth quarter, but scored four points in the final three minutes against the Indiana Pacers to lose 117-112 for their 22nd consecutive loss. They’re now one away from tying the Vancouver Grizzlies and Denver Nuggets for the longest losing streak in a single season in NBA history.
The Cavs had a chance to take the lead in the final seconds, but instead of calling a timeout to set up a play, Anthony Parker rushed a shot in the lane with 19 seconds remaining and the Pacers escaped.
Danny Granger had 23 points and Darren Collison had 22 points and nine assists for the Pacers, who are 2-0 under interim coach Frank Vogel. Of course, those wins have come against the Cavs and the Toronto Raptors.
Ramon Sessions had 25 points and nine assists, Antawn Jamison had 21 points and Manny Harris had 19 for the Cavs, who took their first lead of the game late in the third quarter. It was their first lead in nearly 217 minutes of basketball. Prior to that, the Cavs hadn’t led in a game since late in the first quarter against the Boston Celtics on Jan. 25. The Cavs have lost 32 of their last 33 games.