Haliburton and Pacers to face off against the Cavaliers

Haliburton and Pacers to face off against the Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers (42-25, third in the Eastern Conference) will face off against the Indiana Pacers (38-30, sixth in the Eastern Conference) in Indianapolis on Monday at 7 p.m. EDT. The Pacers have a record of 27-16 against Eastern Conference teams and lead the league with an average of 30.5 assists per game, with Tyrese Haliburton averaging 11.2 assists. On the other hand, the Cavaliers are 9-5 in division play, with an average of 113.6 points per game and a point differential of 4.0.

Indiana averages 13.2 made 3-pointers per game, which is 1.1 more than the Cavaliers allow. Conversely, Cleveland averages 13.7 made 3-pointers per game, which is 2.8 more than the Pacers allow. This will be the third meeting between the two teams this season, with the Pacers having won the last matchup on Nov. 3 with a score of 121-116.

Key players to watch in this game include Haliburton for the Pacers, averaging 20.5 points and 11.2 assists, and Jarrett Allen for the Cavaliers, averaging 16.1 points and 10.6 rebounds. In their last 10 games, the Pacers have a record of 5-5, averaging 118.2 points and shooting 48.2% from the field, while the Cavaliers have a record of 4-6, averaging 108.1 points and shooting 45.0% from the field.

Both teams have players listed as out due to injuries, with Doug McDermott and Bennedict Mathurin out for the Pacers, and Evan Mobley, Max Strus, Ty Jerome, and Dean Wade out for the Cavaliers. This matchup promises to be an exciting clash between two Eastern Conference contenders. ___

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