Marla Ride-in-hour: Pacers’ rout sends series to Game 7. Written by Marla Ridenour. The entire Cavaliers season has been an unfulfilled search for a 48-minute game. It seems incongruous that a team led by LeBron James, a model of consistency, can be so prone to lapses. Lapses of inefficiency, lapses of attention, lapses of effort. Should the Indiana Pacers knock them out of the Eastern Conference playoffs in the first round, part of the Cavs’ downfall will be their inability to play at a high level for more than a few minutes at a time. While some players will be more at fault than others, there will be blame they can all share. The gritty Pacers made an early Cavs’ ouster possible with a 121 to 87 victory in Game 6 Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.