Indiana (1-5) advanced to the Eastern Conference finals last season, but opened the preseason with five straight losses. The Pacers trailed by three at halftime, but outscored Cleveland 33-26 in the third quarter to take a 69-65 lead. The Pacers pulled away in the fourth quarter.
The Pacers, taking advantage of 19 fouls called on Cleveland in the third quarter, were 15 of 25 from the line in the period. Indiana took the lead late in the quarter on a basket by Luis Scola.
Pacers forward Danny Granger missed the game because of a strained left calf that occurred Friday against Chicago.
Kings guard Darren Collison was arrested on a charge of domestic violence after deputies responded to a report of a woman being assaulted inside a Northern California home, police said.
Will the 2015 NBA Finals rematch go LeBron's way, or will Steph & Co. repeat?
Ahead of the NBA Finals, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue explains his relationship with LeBron James and how he's "like a coach" but understands that Lue is the boss and treats him as such.