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PACERS 106 CAVALIERS 98

PACERS 106 CAVALIERS 98

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RICHFIELD, Ohio - Micheal Williams scored 13 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and Indiana did not allow a field goal in the first six minutes of the period as the Pacers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-98 for their fifth straight victory.The win was only the second for the Pacers in their last 16 trips to Richfield Coliseum.

Cleveland dominated the third quarter, overcoming a four-point halftime deficit and going up 79-71 on Craig Ehlo's steal and layup at the end of the period.

Indiana, however, started the fourth quarter in a full-court press that rattled the Cavaliers, forcing turnovers and hurried shots that repeatedly led to easy baskets for the Pacers. They outscored Cleveland 18-3 at the start of the quarter, limiting the Cavs to free throws.

Cleveland finally broke the drought when Larry Nance hit a 20-foot jumper with 5:55 left in the game, but by then the Pacers led 89-84.

Williams' three-point play one minute later made it 94-86, and Indiana gradually widened the lead to 11.

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