facebook
twitter
search
search

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.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
New York Yankees take care of distracted Los Angeles Angels
Burnett, homers propel Pittsburgh Pirates over Detroit Tigers
Cowherd has very awkward interview with Michigan's Harbaugh
Women's World Cup: Own goal sends Japan to final
Phil Mickelson tied to $3 million gambling ring, ESPN reports