Oladipo also hit a game-winning three to beat the Spurs back in October. "It was about us tonight, coming out and trying to take care of business, playing a better game than we certainly played in NY (a 108-101 loss on November 5), but a better game than our last two opponents", Pacers coach Nate McMillan told reporters after the win.
The former Hoosier had 27 points and eight boards on the evening and has been averaging 23.1 points per game since joining the Pacers at the start of the season.
"It took us all 48 minutes to get control of this game", Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. "I thought tonight we had high energy on the defensive end of the floor".
Oladipo connected on a go-ahead pull-up 3-pointer that put the Pacers ahead with just 31 seconds left on the clock.
Pacers: Indiana's 39 points at halftime was a season low.
"We picked it up defensively, we were able to turn our defense into offense, getting steals, getting out in the open court, which we have a lot of guys who are talented at doing that", said guard Cory Joseph, who had seven points, three rebounds and three assists off the bench. Instead, Indiana just got going late.
ABOUT THE PACERS (13-11): Veteran forward Thaddeus Young scored 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting on Monday and went 2-of-2 from 3-point range. As a team, the Cavaliers shot 47 percent from the field and 14 of 39 from the three-point line as they really had a tough time with the pesky Kings until the fourth quarter where they outscored the Kings by 28-17 to finish on top thanks to a clutch three-pointer from LeBron. "(Monday) was a good win for us and we have to look towards playing Chicago".
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