Cavaliers ( 31-20) @ Pacers (18-32)

Coming off yet again a powerful and dominant performance, the Cavaliers will travel to Indy to take on the Pacers. Indiana, 3-7 in their last 10, have been struggling since the atrocious injury to All-Star Paul George during the summer. George looks to practice fully with the team by March 1st. On the other side is Cleveland, 10-0 in their last 10, a team that seems unstoppable. Winners of 12 in a row, the Cavaliers have dominated any competition they have faced for almost an entire month. The Wine and Gold have only encountered minor road bumps on this streak. The Cavs won the last meeting between the two back in November, 109-97.

Here are some things you need to know before watching:

Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers- Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Game start 7:00 P.M. EST. Cavs TV- Fox Sports Ohio. Pacers TV- FSI

Projected Starting Lineups

Cavaliers:

PG: Kyrie Irving: 21.6 PPG, 5.2 APG, 3.2 RPG, 46.5 % FG

SG: J.R. Smith: 12.0 PPG, 2.9 APG, 2.6 RPG, 40.9 % FG

SF: LeBron James: 26.1 PPG, 7.4 APG, 5.4 RPG, 49.2 % FG

PF: Kevin Love: 17.0 PPG, 2.3 APG, 10.5 RPG, 42.4 % FG

C: Timofey Mozgov: 9.0 PPG, 0.4 APG, 8.0 RPG, 51.9 % FG

Pacers:

PG: George Hill: 14.2 PPG, 3 APG, 3.5 RPG, 47.2 % FG

SG: Rodney Stuckey: 11.5 PPG, 3 APG, 3.6 RPG, 43.2 % FG

SF: C.J. Miles: 12.4 PPG, 1.2 APG, 2.9 RPG, 36.9 % FG

PF: David West: 12.9 PPG, 3.4 APG, 6.9 RPG, 47.4 % FG

C: Roy Hibbert: 11.3 PPG, 1.3 APG, 7.1 RPG, 46.3 % FG

Matchup to watch for:

Two work ethic-based power forwards will battle it out in Indy tonight! Kevin Love and David West are two of the hardest working power forwards in the NBA. Love, a proven veteran, who has been playing very well and silencing his critics for the time being, will have a tough night ahead of him dealing with the seasoned veteran David West. West, a Xavier University product, has been the anchor for the Pacers in this dismal season so far. West shows no signs of slowing down, although age is creeping up on him. Kevin Love looks to outscore West in this matchup, but West won’t give up without a fight.

Injuries

Cavaliers:

  • Brendan Haywood: Day to Day
  • Anderson Varajao: Season

Pacers:

  • Paul George: Targeting March 1st
  • Lavoy Allen: Day to Day
  • Ian Mahinmi: Out Indefinitely

Game Notes

  • Indiana Pacers 3-7 in their last 10.
  • Cavs reunited with C.J. Miles.
  • Paul George targeting return to practice early March.
  • Cavaliers on a 4 game road winning streak.
  • Pacers 10-13 at home this season.

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