NBA: Indiana 99, Cleveland 89

Dec. 21, 2012 at 11:19 PM

CLEVELAND, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Roy Hibbert led all five starters in double figures Friday, sending Indiana to a 99-89 triumph over Cleveland.

The Cavaliers have lost six in a row and have dropped all eight meetings with Central Division opponents this season. Indiana won for the fifth time in six games.

Hibbert scored 18 points while hitting 8-of-12 shots from the field. Lance Stephenson tacked on 16 points and seven assists while George Hill had 13 points and eight rebounds.

The game was deadlocked 2 minutes deep in the second half, but Indiana eased to a 10-point lead heading into the fourth quarter and boosted it to 18 with 2 minutes to play.

Kyrie Irving scored 17 points for Cleveland.

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