NBA Central Division foes will square off on Tuesday night, when the Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Indiana Pacers. The Cavaliers (37-27) are a game above .500 on the road and trail Boston by one full game for fifth place in the East. On Sunday, Cleveland limited Toronto to 39 percent shooting during a 104-96 home victory.
Cleveland F Lauri Markkanen tallied a team-high 22 points on 8-for-18 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds. Rookie F Evan Mobley contributed 20 points and 17 rebounds for the Cavaliers.
The Indiana Pacers have dropped consecutive games and have their sights set on a rebuilding effort. On Sunday, Indiana was outscored by 13 points during the third quarter of a 133-123 road loss against Washington. The Pacers (22-44) outrebounded the Wizards by a 42-36 margin and shot 52 percent from the field.
Indiana G Malcolm Brogdon led all scorers with 27 points on 8-for-17 shooting and dished out four assists. Buddy Hield added 19 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists for the Pacers.