Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 12/21/12
OPENING TIP This isnt getting any easier to type, but the Cavaliers just keep losing. Theyve now dropped five straight following Wednesdays loss in Boston -- and 10 of their last 11. Worse, Anderson Varejao is expected to miss Fridays home game against Indiana with a sore knee. Meanwhile, the gritty Pacers are finding a way to stay relevant without injured forward Danny Granger. Theyre currently tied for the fifth-best record in the conference (with Milwaukee) and just one game out of fouth. Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland TVRadio: 7:30 p.m. FOX Sports OhioWTAM All-Time Series: Pacers lead, 84-82 and have won three straight. STARTING LINEUPS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (5-22) C Tyler Zeller PF Tristan Thompson SF Alonzo Gee SG Dion Waiters PG Kyrie Irving INDIANA PACERS (14-12) C Roy Hibbert PF David West SF Paul George SG Lance Stephenson PG George Hill Pregame notes: Byron Scott said at shootaround that Varejao is officially a game-time decision, but hinted that hes unlike...
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