LeBron James and two Cleveland teammates missed shots in the waning seconds.
Cleveland was in position to win for the first time in five games this season and snap a 24-game road losing streak. Clinging to a 90-88 lead, the Cavaliers gave up a layup in the lane to Artest, who was fouled by Ricky Davis.
Artest made the free throw and, after a timeout, James missed a layup with seven seconds to go. But the ball went out of bounds off a Pacer. DeSagana Diop missed a short jumper off the inbounds pass and Davis got off a weak put-back attempt as time expired.
James had 23 points but made just eight of 18 shots and committed seven turnovers.