INDIANAPOLIS: The Cavaliers shot 35 percent and lost to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday 89-74, their lowest scoring night in nearly a year.
Dion Waiters had 17 points, Kyrie Irving had 15 points and Anderson Varejao had 14, but the Cavs struggled getting inside against a long Pacers team and spent most of the evening settling for jump shots.
Defensively, the Cavs held the Pacers to 42 percent shooting and forced 20 turnovers, but offensive problems resulted in their second loss in as many nights. It was the lowest offensive output for the Cavs since losing at Minnesota 91-73 on Dec. 7, 2012.
Paul George had 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Pacers (3-0) and Lance Stephenson tied a career high with 22 points.