Notes, quotes and observations after the Cavs held on for a 115-108 victory over the Indiana Pacers Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

1. After losing 10 of their previous 13 games, the Cavs needed a victory in the worst way.

2. But as desperate as they were to stop the bleeding, the game will be remembered for LeBron James’ dubious quadruple-double.

3. While James recorded his eighth triple-double of the season and 63rd of his career with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, he also committed a career-high 11 turnovers, six in the fourth quarter.

4. Eleven was the most by a player in the league this season. According to ESPN Stats and Information, James became one of only three players in the last 15 years to achieve the embarrassing feat. The Thunder’s Russell Westbrook has done it three times, the Rockets’ James Harden twice and James once.

5. “Uh, it’s a four-interception game for a quarterback with a win. That’s what I think of it,” James said.

6. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue suggested James got tired in the fourth quarter because they were without guard Dwyane Wade, away from the team to deal with a personal matter. Derrick Rose said he needed a sub, playing 15 minutes in his fourth game back from a sprained left ankle complicated by a bone spur. Isaiah Thomas had another rough night, scoring 12 points on 5 of 13 shooting with five assists and five turnovers and Lue didn’t want to turn to him down the stretch. So James was forced to play 40 minutes for the first time since Jan. 12 at Indiana.

7. “I just think he got tired down the stretch,” Lue said of James. “I think we tried to use him a little too much and that’s on me. He’s got to do a better job making some better passes also. He had some passes he normally doesn’t make. But when you’re tired, fatigued and you’re playing throughout the course of the season, it can happen. Even as great as he is, it’s capable of happening to anybody.”

8. James wouldn’t go along with Lue’s attempt to cover for him.

9. “No, I just made some bad decisions. I was overlooking passes a little bit too much as well,” James said. “I had two to start the fourth quarter. Jeff Green kind of got held on his post-ups and then my going away, so I gotta do more better with the ball. But I didn’t get tired, though.”

10. The game might have turned out differently if Darren Collison had made a 3-pointer with 1:11 remaining and the Cavs up by 5. But Collison missed, the Cavs rebounded and James hit a driving layup for a seven-point margin with 53.2 seconds left.

11. After the game James sounded like he had a cold, but said that wasn’t the case, that he’d gotten hit in practice this week and it affected his vocal cords.

12. The second most memorable part of the game was a moment between Kevin Love and Isaiah Thomas at the 3:12 mark in the first quarter.

13. Thomas and Wade were the instigators, according to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, in a Monday team meeting in which Love was forced to defend himself for missing all but three minutes of last Saturday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder and Sunday’s practice with dizziness and a migraine.

14. Thomas tweeted Tuesday, “Congrats to my guy @kevinlove on making the all star team! Well deserved my brotha...” But apparently that did not patch things up with his former AAU teammate.

15. In a short video posted on Twitter by @skalakattack from Friday’s first quarter, Love, 6-foot-10, grabs a rebound, bends over and hands the ball to Thomas, 5-foot-9, like a toddler on the playground.

16. Later in the game, Love took off his warmup and tossed it on the head of Jeff Green, which stunned rookie Cedi Osman, standing in front of Green. Whether or not it was intentional, Green mentioned it to Love as Green left the locker room.

17. It seemed clear that Love has had enough of the Cavs’ internal squabbling this week and that the wounds it left are far from healed.

18. Lue addressed that before the game, in response to a question over a comment by Tristan Thompson Thursday. Thompson said he didn’t give a s--- if two players liked each other off the court. “As long as you’re on the court playing hard and playing for each other, that’s all that matters to me,” Thompson said.

19. “The biggest thing, you have to respect all your teammates,” Lue said. “I was on a (Lakers) team where guys didn’t like each other, but we won a championship. Once you get between the lines, you have to like who you playing with. Once you leave here, you don’t have to go out and hang out together and things like that, but you have to respect your teammate and play for your teammate. That’s the most important thing and I think that’s what Tristan was trying to say.”

20. Lue believes winning will solve some of that. If that’s true, more of what J.R. Smith and Derrick Rose provided against the Pacers could be the elixir.

21. Smith scored a season-high 23 points and hit 7 of 13 3-pointers. It was his most 3s in a regular-season game since April 9, 2016 at Chicago, when he also had seven. Smith also posted a season-high four steals.

22. It has been a miserable two seasons for Smith, who desperately needed a night like this for his confidence.

23. “It was special,” James said of his friend Smith. “We know how much he’s been struggling and for him to come out and play the way he did in four quarters, he put a complete game together and we needed that.”

24. Lue said Smith “was huge.”

25. “I thought defensively he was good. I thought he came out looking for his shot,” Lue said as Smith scored 12, hitting 4 of 6 from long range, in the first quarter. “Not trying to put the ball on the floor, but do what you do. And he can shoot the basketball. His points and his 3s tonight were a big lift.”

26. Smith said he’d been getting to the gym early to work on his shot with assistant coaches Phil Handy and Damon Jones, along with teammate Kyle Korver.

27. “Kyle really helped me a lot with it,” Smith said. “Watched a lot of film from the previous two years and that’s what I was doing earlier on this year. So, it’s getting there.”

28. Smith said the video showed he wasn’t shooting the ball fast enough.

29. “Taking my time a little bit too much,” Smith said. “I’m normally a quick trigger kind of guy. My release has been a little slower than what I like, what I’m accustomed to shooting. So, getting better.”

30. Smith said he was motivated by the Cavs trying to avoid being swept by the Pacers in the four-game season series.

31. “That’s tough pill to swallow when you go into your summer, you see guys walking around and that’s something you don’t want hanging over your head,” he said.

32. But coming into the game shooting .367 from the field and .338 from 3-point range, Smith said he took the attitude he had nothing to lose.

33. “A lot of times, you work on it a lot, every day when you’re shooting bad,” Smith said. “Today I just said, ‘Hell with it, just shoot it. If it goes in, great, if I miss, shooting percentage can’t go no lower.’”

34. Over his career, the Cavs are 19-5 when Smith scores 20 or more points. Asked what a game like this did for him, Smith said, “It gets me going in the right direction. Unfortunately, you got to have a short-term memory because you got another game coming right back up, but I’m going to dwell on this one for a while. I needed it.”

35. Smith acknowledged that Lue’s decision to re-insert Thompson as the starting center, just his sixth start of the season, and move Love to his natural position at power forward played a part in him getting open.

36. “Yeah, because when (Thompson) rolls like that, everybody knows how dynamic he is when he gets either lobs or bounce passes,” Smith said. “It really helps out because they sink out to the corner and that leaves me even more open for my shot.”

37. Another who had arguably his biggest game of the season, especially considering the urgency of the situation, was backup point guard Derrick Rose. Rose scored 14 points, hitting 6 of 8 field goals, 2 of 3 from long range, with two rebounds and two assists.

38. “He was really, really good tonight,” James said of Rose. “Very, very good. He made his jump shots, got to the rim, made plays. That’s the backup point guard that we was thinking we was going to have and to see him look healthy tonight and play with so much composure, it was great to have him.”

39. Lue said he liked the spark Rose provided off the bench, scoring seven points in the third quarter.

40. “I just wish he wouldn’t have gotten tired to start the fourth, but he asked to come out and it’s just part of the game,” Lue said. “His conditioning is going to be a factor, so we know that. But he played well.

41. “He came and apologized toward the end of the game and said he got gassed. But his spurt that he had when he came in was really big for us in winning that game.”

42. This is still an issue of trust with Rose, who left the team for a time when he was injured to ponder his future in the game. There is still a question of whether the Cavs have a point guard good enough to get them back to the NBA Finals, a priority that could be addressed before the Feb. 8 trade deadline.

43. But after a dubious quadruple-double and Love’s tepid handoff, that’s an issue for another day.