Pacers stumble again, lose 90-76 to Cavs

Indiana Pacers' David West, right, drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson, from Canada, during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Indiana Pacers' David West, right, drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson, from Canada, during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dion Waiters scored 19 points, Luol Deng added 15 and the Cleveland Cavaliers kept their playoff push going with a 90-76 win Sunday over the Indiana Pacers, who are losing their grip on the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Tristan Thompson had 16 rebounds as the Cavs snapped a nine-game losing streak against Indiana. Cleveland came in three games behind slumping, idle Atlanta for the conference’s final playoff spot. With seven games left — six against teams with losing records — the Cavs still have a chance.

The Pacers, meanwhile, are falling apart. They lost their fifth straight road game and now lead Miami by one game for the East’s top record and home-court advantage.

Paul George scored 15 and David West 14 for Indiana, which fell behind by 21 in the fourth quarter.

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