INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Jermaine O’Neal scored 29 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 97-87 victory Friday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Jamaal Tinsley finished with 19 points and six assists, and Sarunas Jasikevicius scored 15 points for the Pacers (7-6), who trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half.

LeBron James had 30 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Cleveland (8-5), which had won three straight games against the Pacers dating to last season. Drew Gooden added 17 points and 12 rebounds.

After falling behind by 12 points at halftime, the Pacers slowly chipped away at the deficit in the third quarter. Indiana took its first lead of the game, 64-63, following a 3-pointer by Jasikevicius late in the period.


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