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Bogdanovic, Oladipo lead Pacers past winless Cavs 119-107

CLEVELAND (AP) Victor Oladipo and the Indiana Pacers didn't have to worry about LeBron James on this trip to Cleveland.

Oladipo scored 24 points, Bojan Bogdanovic led the way with 25 points and Indiana kept the Cavaliers winless on the season with a 119-107 victory on Saturday night.

The teams met for the first time since Cleveland defeated Indiana in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs last season. James scored 45 points in Game 7 and the Cavaliers survived their toughest test in reaching the NBA Finals for the fourth straight season.

Oladipo hasn't forgotten anything about that game.

''Every time I play here, I sit here in this same locker,'' he said. ''Every time I land in Cleveland, I think about it. I watched it all summer, probably about 75 times. It's all I thought about.''

The Pacers had no such troubles this time. Indiana took control midway through the fourth quarter and followed up its 20-point win in San Antonio on Wednesday with another road victory.

Cleveland (0-6) is off to its worst start since losing its first seven games in the 1995-96 season. The Cavaliers are struggling to adjust without James, who signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency. Cleveland also missed forward Kevin Love, who was out for the second straight game because of a sore left foot.

Cleveland committed 18 turnovers that led to 30 points and helped Indiana shoot 65 percent (48 for 74) from the field.

''Our margin for error is slim,'' Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. ''It's very slim.''

Cleveland cut a 15-point lead to 97-91 early in the fourth quarter before Indiana regained control with four straight baskets. Darren Collison scored on a layup and a jumper, Oladipo hit a 12-footer and Domanta Sabonis scored in the lane.

Sabonis made another layup and Oladipo's 3-pointer with 3:58 left pushed the lead to 113-98.

Indiana (4-2) placed six players in double figures. Collison, Myles Turner and Sabonis each scored 15 points while Thaddeus Young added 10.

''We didn't want to make it a trap game,'' Collison said. ''Every team in the NBA is respectable, regardless of who is out there. They played as hard as we did tonight.''

Rodney Hood led Cleveland with 17 points while Larry Nance Jr. came off the bench to score 15.

Cleveland has struggled without James, who signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency while Love leads the team with 19 points a game.

Indiana went ahead for good midway through the second quarter. Oladipo scored on a layup, a dunk and a jumper as Indiana turned a four-point deficit into a 60-55 halftime lead.

The Pacers' run continued in the third quarter. Oladipo and Bogdanovic hit 3-pointers, and Collison knocked down a jumper from the corner and scored in the lane, to lead 81-66.

Indiana guard Tyreke Evans sat out the game because of a violation of team rules. In a tweet posted by the team Friday, Evans said he was late for practice. He's expected to play Monday against Portland.

LOVE UPDATE

The five-time All-Star, who leads the team scoring 19 points a game, also missed Thursday's game against Detroit. Love missed three of the Cavaliers' four exhibition games because of the injury, and it's uncertain when he'll return.

''He tried to play through it understanding we hadn't won a game and we were struggling a little bit,'' Lue said. ''He wanted to be on the floor and try to make a difference. We applaud him for that. We just hope he can get healthy soon.''

TEAM WIN

Coach Nate McMillan was pleased with the way the Pacers played in the final two quarters.

''In the second half, we got stops when we needed to and really just wore them down,'' he said. ''We did a good job recognizing where we had matchups.''

TIP-INS

Pacers: Indiana's depth has been a major factor in the early going. Six players average in double figures and two others scored nine points a game. ... Evans is averaging 12 points in five games in his first season with the team.

Cavaliers: Rookie Collin Sexton was assessed a technical foul after swatting away Cory Joseph's hand as the Pacers guard was battling for position on an inbounds play. Sexton, taken with the eighth pick in the first round of the draft, had 12 points but was 2 of 8 from the field. ''There's going to be ups and downs,'' Lue said. ''I just don't want him to get down on himself. He's going to make mistakes and that's just part of the game.'' ... F Sam Dekker started in place of Love, scoring six points with five rebounds in 24 minutes.

UP NEXT

Pacers: Host Portland on Monday. Indiana is 2-0 at home with an average margin of 20 points.

Cavaliers: Host Atlanta on Tuesday. The Hawks were a 133-111 winner in Cleveland on Oct. 21.

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Key Players
V. Oladipo
4 SG
J. Clarkson
8 PG
22.6 Min. Per Game 22.6
17.0 Pts. Per Game 17.0
1.2 Ast. Per Game 1.2
3.2 Reb. Per Game 3.2
49.0 Field Goal % 50.6
46.2 Three Point % 50.7
53.6 Free Throw % 91.7
+ 1 Collin Sexton made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:08
  Team rebound 0:08
  Collin Sexton missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:08
  Shooting foul on Alize Johnson 0:08
+ 2 Aaron Holiday made layup, assist by Cory Joseph 0:24
  Bad pass turnover on Cedi Osman, stolen by Cory Joseph 0:28
+ 1 David Nwaba made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:53
+ 1 David Nwaba made 1st of 2 free throws 0:53
  Shooting foul on Doug McDermott 0:53
  Defensive rebound by Sam Dekker 1:01
  Alize Johnson missed 1st of 2 free throws 1:03
Team Stats
Points 119 107
Field Goals 48-74 (64.9%) 40-86 (46.5%)
3-Pointers 5-13 (38.5%) 7-25 (28.0%)
Free Throws 18-26 (69.2%) 20-22 (90.9%)
Total Rebounds 37 45
Offensive 4 16
Defensive 20 23
Team 13 6
Assists 28 21
Steals 13 9
Blocks 3 2
Turnovers 15 15
Fouls 15 20
Technicals 2 1
24 PTS, 3 REB, 6 AST
15 PTS, 12 REB, 4 AST
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away team logo Pacers 4-2 30302831119
home team logo Cavaliers 0-6 30252824107
Team Stats
away team logo Pacers 4-2 104.8 PPG 41.6 RPG 22.4 APG
home team logo Cavaliers 0-6 103.4 PPG 44.3 RPG 20.2 APG
Key Players
B. Bogdanovic SF 14.7 PPG 3.9 RPG 1.1 APG 52.3 FG%
R. Hood SG 12.9 PPG 2.6 RPG 2.2 APG 44.6 FG%
Top Scorers
B. Bogdanovic SF 25 PTS 3 REB 2 AST
R. Hood SG 17 PTS 5 REB 3 AST
64.9 FG% 46.5
38.5 3PT FG% 28.0
69.2 FT% 90.9
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Bogdanovic 31 25 3 2 1 0 3 1 10/14 2/5 3/4 0 3 30 +15
V. Oladipo 36 24 3 6 3 0 2 3 10/15 2/4 2/6 1 2 40 +16
D. Collison 29 15 2 6 3 0 2 3 5/8 1/1 4/4 0 2 30 +15
M. Turner 27 15 2 1 0 3 2 2 7/10 0/1 1/1 1 1 20 +6
T. Young 32 10 2 5 2 0 1 0 5/8 0/0 0/0 0 2 23 +16
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Bogdanovic 31 25 3 2 1 0 3 1 10/14 2/5 3/4 0 3 30 +15
V. Oladipo 36 24 3 6 3 0 2 3 10/15 2/4 2/6 1 2 40 +16
D. Collison 29 15 2 6 3 0 2 3 5/8 1/1 4/4 0 2 30 +15
M. Turner 27 15 2 1 0 3 2 2 7/10 0/1 1/1 1 1 20 +6
T. Young 32 10 2 5 2 0 1 0 5/8 0/0 0/0 0 2 23 +16
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Sabonis 21 15 5 1 0 0 2 0 6/9 0/0 3/3 1 4 20 +3
C. Joseph 28 7 5 5 3 0 1 1 3/4 0/0 1/2 0 5 24 +5
D. McDermott 17 6 0 2 0 0 1 2 1/2 0/1 4/4 0 0 9 -5
A. Holiday 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 2 -4
E. Sumner 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 0 2 -2
A. Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/2 0 0 0 -1
T. Leaf 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 1 0 -4
T. Evans - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. O'Quinn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Reed - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Anigbogu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Moore - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 233 119 24 28 13 3 15 15 48/74 5/13 18/26 4 20 200 +60
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
R. Hood 29 17 5 3 2 0 1 2 8/15 1/6 0/0 0 5 29 -19
G. Hill 28 14 2 2 2 1 2 3 5/11 1/3 3/3 2 0 21 -13
C. Osman 31 10 4 3 0 0 6 1 4/13 2/8 0/0 1 3 14 -14
T. Thompson 21 6 6 0 0 0 1 2 3/5 0/0 0/0 6 0 11 -12
S. Dekker 24 6 5 1 2 0 0 1 3/7 0/0 0/0 3 2 15 -10
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
R. Hood 29 17 5 3 2 0 1 2 8/15 1/6 0/0 0 5 29 -19
G. Hill 28 14 2 2 2 1 2 3 5/11 1/3 3/3 2 0 21 -13
C. Osman 31 10 4 3 0 0 6 1 4/13 2/8 0/0 1 3 14 -14
T. Thompson 21 6 6 0 0 0 1 2 3/5 0/0 0/0 6 0 11 -12
S. Dekker 24 6 5 1 2 0 0 1 3/7 0/0 0/0 3 2 15 -10
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. Nance Jr. 22 15 12 4 1 0 0 4 6/8 0/0 3/3 3 9 36 -3
J. Clarkson 19 12 1 1 1 0 1 2 5/10 2/4 0/0 0 1 15 -6
C. Sexton 22 12 1 4 1 0 2 1 2/8 0/1 8/9 0 1 20 +1
D. Nwaba 14 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 2/5 1/1 2/2 0 1 9 +13
K. Korver 15 4 0 2 0 0 2 2 2/4 0/2 0/0 0 0 6 -1
J. Smith 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 3/3 0 1 6 +1
A. Zizic 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 1/2 1 0 2 +3
J. Holland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Love - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Preston - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Frye - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 107 39 21 9 2 15 20 40/86 7/25 20/22 16 23 184 -60