Kyrie Irving had 22 points and five assists in his return from a concussion and Semih Erden had season highs of 18 points and eight rebounds in the Cavs' 98-87 victory over the reeling Indiana Pacers.
Irving showed no ill-effects from his concussion, going right at Pacers All-Star center Roy Hibbert for his first basket of the game. Irving missed a week with the concussion, but hit 8 of his first 10 shots (including 3 of 4 on 3-pointers) and the Cavs took an 18-point lead into the fourth quarter.
The Pacers were playing without leading scorer Danny Granger, a noted Cavs killer. Granger sprained his ankle Tuesday and tested the ankle during pregame, but couldn't play.
The Cavs host LeBron James and the Miami Heat on Friday in the Heat's only visit to Cleveland this season.