Waiters went 9-20 from the field, including 1-4 on 3-point attempts. Other top contributors for Cleveland included Luol Deng with 15 points and 5 rebounds, Tristan Thompson with 12 points and 16 rebounds, and Jarrett Jack with 11 points and 9 assists. Despite the loss, Paul George put up 15 points for Indiana on 5-13 shooting, including 3-9 from behind the arc. He also recorded 7 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 assists. Lance Stephenson contributed 11 points and 7 rebounds.
This ends a three-game winning streak for Indiana (52-22) versus Cleveland.
Coming up next, the Cavaliers play the Orlando Magic, who are 21-52 on the year. The Pacers meet the San Antonio Spurs, currently 57-16 this season. The Cavaliers won their last three meetings with Orlando. The Pacers are 1-0 versus San Antonio this season.