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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Pacers 102, Cavs 79

at Quicken Loans Arena

The Cavaliers were hanging around in this game. The turning point came when Coach Mike Brown went to his bench in the third quarter. At that point, things unraveled.

The following are some observations from Saturday's game:

--Other than Anthony Bennett, who recorded his first double-double, few of the reserves did much of anything. Bennett ended with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
--Say what you want about rookie point guard Matthew Dellavedova, but he can run a team. He dished out five assists on Saturday..
--Small forward Alonzo Gee had his best game of the preseason with nine points and three rebounds. He was active. He's in a major battle with Earl Clark for the starting job.
--Clark wasn't nearly as good as he was on Thursday. He ended with four points, two rebounds, two blocks and one steal.
--The Cavs were really bad from the 3-point line (3 of 21). The Pacers were No. 1 in the league in opponent's 3-point defense.
--Swingman C.J. Miles (sore left leg) said before the game he was ready to play. However, he never got off the bench.
--Former Cavs point guard Donald Sloan looks like he'll make the Pacers' roster. He had one point and two assists in 7 minutes.


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