There was not an absence of enjoyment in the Pacers’ very first preseason video game of the 2020-21 season, however eventually, Indiana was up to Cleveland 107-104 Saturday.
With simply seconds left T.J. McConnell missed out on a jumper, Damyean Dotson got the rebound and Issac Okoro ran the flooring and made a basket while getting fouled to put the Cavaliers up 106-104. Okoro sank his totally free toss to make it 107-104.
Malcolm Brogdon and Domantas Sabonis led the Pacers’ scoring with 16 points each. Sabonis had 13 rebounds to protect the double-double.
The Pacers had a well balanced offending attack versus the Cavaliers as Myles Turner scored 14 points, Doug McDermott 13 and Justin Holiday 12.
Brogdon, Sabonis, Turner, Aaron Holiday and Victor Oladipo completed the beginning 5 for Indiana’s brand-new head coach, Nate Bjorkgren.