They've lost seven of their last 10 games, capped off by the Cavs' 133-99 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Thursday.
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The final seconds of the game saw James step out of bounds on his way to a potential game-winning layup. With the Pacers leading by one, Darren Collison had one more free-throw attempt with less than two seconds to play. LeBron, * a href="https://stats.nba.com/players/advanced/?sort=OFF_RATING&dir=-1&CF=MIN*GE*15&Season=2017-18&SeasonType=Regular%20Season&DateFrom=12%2F18%2F2017&DateTo=01%2F12%2F2018&TeamID=1610612739" *who has had the highest player impact estimate on the team in the last 10 games, appeared to be looking for that someone on the sideline to start fighting for wins.
The Cavaliers entered Friday's contest seemingly in disarray.
It was the first meeting between the two since the Cavaliers easily swept the Raptors out of the Eastern Conference semif-inals last May.
JJ Redick had 22 points and hit five three-pointers for Philadelphia, but the 76ers were unable to take advantage of their fast start as the Celtics' NBA-best defence tightened at O2 Arena.
IN got a nice offensive boost from its bench to start the next frame, particularly veteran big man Al Jefferson.
Valanciunas almost had a double-double in the first quarter, when he totaled nine points and nine rebounds in a little over six minutes because of foul trouble. At this point, three and a half, four years in this thing, I hope not.
Cleveland would need a monumental effort from LeBron James in order to halt their losing streak.
Cleveland Cavaliers Cedi Osman dunks during the first half of Friday's game against the Indiana Pacers. ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Pacers responded in kind with a second charge.
Following an 18-1 run from November 11 through December 17, the Cavs have lost seven of 10 games.
Stephenson entered the game with 5:52 left in the third quarter when 6-foot-11 center picked up his fourth foul.
Durant had 17 first-half points to help Golden State build its 63-49 halftime lead. IN shut out the Cavs over the final 3:57 and twice stopped James when he could have given the Cavs the lead.
The Pacers won despite not making a field goal after Victor Oladipo's go-ahead three with 2:10 remaining.
Stephenson did play well, scoring 16 points and adding 11 rebounds off the bench.
James led the Cavs with 27 points, eight rebounds, and 11 assists.
Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 23 points and 15 rebounds in the Minnesota Timberwolves' 118-108 home win over the New York Knicks.
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