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Talked out: Cavs drop 4th straight day after team meeting

CLEVELAND (AP) There's not much more for the Cleveland Cavaliers to talk about.

A day after a clear-the-air team meeting, LeBron James and his teammates didn't get any better.

Thaddeus Young scored 26 points, Darren Collison had 25 and the Indiana Pacers sent Cleveland to its fourth straight loss, 124-107 on Wednesday night.

James had 33 points and 11 assists, but it wasn't enough to keep Cleveland from losing for the fifth time in six games and falling to 3-5.

James was upbeat following Sunday's 19-point loss to New York and pointed out it was still October. He was in a far less positive mood Wednesday, saying three times, ''It's a new month.''

The Cavaliers held a lengthy meeting before Tuesday's practice to discuss their struggles, but the defending Eastern Conference champions have lost by a combined margin of 58 points in their losing streak.

''A lot of teams are playing well right now,'' James said. ''We're not. That's just a simple fact.''

The Cavaliers still have issues to work out, especially on the defensive end. Cleveland led 69-68 in the third quarter, but Indiana hit four straight 3-pointers and built an eight-point lead.

Indiana was 16 of 26 from 3-point range. Cleveland had allowed the second most 3-pointers in the league going into the game.

Victor Oladipo scored 23 points for the Pacers. Bojan Bogdanovic added 17, and Domantas Sabonis had 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Cleveland has battled injuries since training camp and was hit with another when forward Tristan Thompson left in the second quarter with a strained left calf. He exited the arena on crutches.

The Cavaliers haven't looked like the team that has been in three straight NBA Finals since winning their first two games.

''No one's going to feel sorry for us,'' coach Tyronn Lue said. ''We've got to do it ourselves.''

Indiana showed little effect from playing the second end of a back-to-back. The Pacers rolled past Sacramento 101-83 on Tuesday and led for most of the first half.

''It's a big win for this young team,'' Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. ''We knew Cleveland would come out with a sense of urgency after losing their last three.''

Lance Stephenson was assessed a flagrant one in the second quarter for hitting James in the groin area as the four-time MVP drove to the basket.

James spent several seconds on the baseline hunched over in pain before walking to the bench while the officials looked at the replay. James made both free throws, sparking an 11-0 run.

Derrick Rose had 19 points while Kevin Love had 13 points and 13 rebounds.

BAD NUMBER

James tied a season high with eight turnovers.

''That's way too many,'' he said. ''I've been in the three or four range, but when you double that, that's not a good ingredient for your team to be successful.''

GOOD BALANCE

Each of Indiana's five starters scored in double figures and combined for 106 points.

''That's what we're doing, winning games by committee,'' Young said. ''We're moving the ball and trusting each other. I love playing with this team.''

CLOSING IN

James will likely reach two personal milestones Friday against Washington. He's eight points away from becoming the seventh player with 29,000 in his career. James can also extend his streak of double-figure scoring games to 800. The last time he didn't score 10 in a regular-season game was Jan. 5, 2007 in Milwaukee, where he had eight.

TIP-INS

Pacers: Bogdanovic took a knee to the head from Dwyane Wade, who was leaping trying to block his shot in the fourth quarter, but stayed in the game. ... C Myles Turner worked out before the game, but remains in the concussion protocol.

Cavaliers: Thompson had eight rebounds and two points in 14 minutes. He had one point, no rebounds and four fouls in 19 minutes Sunday. ... G Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) has missed the last two games.

UP NEXT

Pacers: Visit Philadelphia on Friday night. Indiana has won 12 of the last 14 in the series.

Cavaliers: Visit Washington on Friday night.

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Key Players
V. Oladipo
4 G
L. James
23 F
37.0 Min. Per Game 37.0
24.6 Pts. Per Game 24.6
8.6 Ast. Per Game 8.6
7.1 Reb. Per Game 7.1
48.5 Field Goal % 59.4
50.4 Three Point % 57.0
87.8 Free Throw % 78.4
+ 3 Darren Collison made 3-pt. jump shot 0:09
  Defensive rebound by Thaddeus Young 0:30
  Jae Crowder missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:33
+ 3 Thaddeus Young made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Domantas Sabonis 0:43
  Bad pass turnover on LeBron James 1:03
  24-second shot clock violation turnover 1:11
+ 2 LeBron James made driving layup 1:35
+ 2 Thaddeus Young made layup, assist by Victor Oladipo 1:56
  Defensive rebound by Victor Oladipo 1:58
  LeBron James missed 3-pt. jump shot 2:02
+ 2 Darren Collison made jump shot 2:19
Team Stats
Points 124 107
Field Goals 49-90 (54.4%) 43-86 (50.0%)
3-Pointers 16-26 (61.5%) 7-31 (22.6%)
Free Throws 10-13 (76.9%) 14-20 (70.0%)
Total Rebounds 47 46
Offensive 8 8
Defensive 35 33
Team 4 5
Assists 35 25
Steals 9 6
Blocks 1 3
Turnovers 11 16
Fouls 24 19
Technicals 0 0
25 PTS, 5 REB, 8 AST
33 PTS, 6 REB, 11 AST
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away team logo Pacers 4-3 30323032124
home team logo Cavaliers 3-5 28332422107
Team Stats
away team logo Pacers 4-3 100.6 PPG 40 RPG 21.1 APG
home team logo Cavaliers 3-5 101.1 PPG 41.4 RPG 19.2 APG
Key Players
T. Young F 11.8 PPG 6.3 RPG 1.9 APG 48.7 FG%
L. James F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
T. Young F 26 PTS 6 REB 0 AST
L. James F 33 PTS 6 REB 11 AST
54.4 FG% 50.0
61.5 3PT FG% 22.6
76.9 FT% 70.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Young 37 26 6 0 4 0 1 3 12/18 2/4 0/0 1 5 35 +13
D. Collison 30 25 5 8 1 0 1 4 9/10 3/3 4/5 1 4 46 +15
V. Oladipo 34 23 2 7 1 0 3 3 9/20 5/7 0/0 1 1 37 +16
B. Bogdanovic 32 17 2 3 2 0 0 2 6/9 3/4 2/2 0 2 27 +5
D. Sabonis 36 15 12 6 0 1 3 3 6/15 0/0 3/4 1 11 37 +11
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Young 37 26 6 0 4 0 1 3 12/18 2/4 0/0 1 5 35 +13
D. Collison 30 25 5 8 1 0 1 4 9/10 3/3 4/5 1 4 46 +15
V. Oladipo 34 23 2 7 1 0 3 3 9/20 5/7 0/0 1 1 37 +16
B. Bogdanovic 32 17 2 3 2 0 0 2 6/9 3/4 2/2 0 2 27 +5
D. Sabonis 36 15 12 6 0 1 3 3 6/15 0/0 3/4 1 11 37 +11
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
C. Joseph 23 9 4 6 1 0 2 3 3/7 2/3 1/2 1 3 24 +12
T. Leaf 11 5 2 0 0 0 0 2 2/3 1/1 0/0 1 1 7 +3
A. Jefferson 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 6 +2
D. Wilkins 12 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1/3 0/1 0/0 2 1 7 +7
L. Stephenson 17 0 5 3 0 0 1 2 0/4 0/3 0/0 0 5 10 +1
J. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Robinson III - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Turner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Sumner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Poythress - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Anigbogu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 124 43 35 9 1 11 24 49/90 16/26 10/13 8 35 236 +85
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. James 37 33 6 11 2 1 8 1 14/22 1/5 4/5 1 5 56 -12
D. Rose 28 19 4 1 0 0 2 2 9/13 0/0 1/2 1 3 23 -9
K. Love 36 13 13 3 0 1 0 0 4/12 2/6 3/4 2 11 33 -10
J. Smith 33 6 2 3 0 0 2 1 2/6 2/6 0/0 0 2 12 -13
T. Thompson 14 2 7 0 0 1 0 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 3 4 10 -8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. James 37 33 6 11 2 1 8 1 14/22 1/5 4/5 1 5 56 -12
D. Rose 28 19 4 1 0 0 2 2 9/13 0/0 1/2 1 3 23 -9
K. Love 36 13 13 3 0 1 0 0 4/12 2/6 3/4 2 11 33 -10
J. Smith 33 6 2 3 0 0 2 1 2/6 2/6 0/0 0 2 12 -13
T. Thompson 14 2 7 0 0 1 0 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 3 4 10 -8
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Green 20 15 3 1 2 0 2 5 6/8 1/2 2/4 0 3 20 +7
J. Crowder 33 9 4 0 1 0 0 2 3/10 0/5 3/3 1 3 14 -24
K. Korver 16 5 1 2 1 0 1 3 2/7 1/5 0/0 0 1 10 -3
D. Wade 16 5 1 4 0 0 1 4 2/7 0/2 1/2 0 1 13 -1
C. Osman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -3
A. Zizic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -3
C. Frye 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -3
J. Calderon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -3
J. Holland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Shumpert - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Thomas - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Perrantes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 237 107 41 25 6 3 16 19 43/86 7/31 14/20 8 33 191 -85