CLEVELAND — Danny Granger scored 34 points, and the Indiana Pacers beat short-handed Cleveland 99-85 Saturday night, handing the Cavaliers a four-game home losing streak for the first time since March, 2003.
The Cavaliers beat Boston in the season opener at Quicken Loans Arena, but have since lost to Sacramento, Atlanta, New Jersey, and Indiana. With LeBron James, they were 74-8 at home over the previous two seasons.
Starters Mo Williams (strained left groin) and Anderson Varejao (bruised ribs) were out for Cleveland.
Granger shot 13-of-21, including 5-of-8 on 3-pointers. Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points for Indiana, while Roy Hibbert had 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Antawn Jamison led Cleveland with 19 points. Ramon Sessions scored 17 points, and Daniel Gibson had 15.
The Pacers had dropped 16 of 19 to the Cavaliers dating back to Dec. 23, 2005.
It was 54-all at halftime before the Pacers went on a 7-0 run early in the third quarter, putting them ahead to stay.