Indianapolis, IN – After a great dribble move in the lane, top draft pick Kyrie Irving blew a wide open layup at the end of regulation.
The Cavaliers certainly had their chances to beat Indiana, but behind 22 points from Danny Granger, the Pacers held on for a 98-91 overtime win Friday night.
Granger scored nine of his points in the extra session, after Irving had a great chance to pull out the win for the visitors.
David West, who had 14 points, sank a one-handed shot from the left side of the lane with 4.4 seconds left to tie the game at 84. Irving then blew past Roy Hibbert at the top of the lane and avoided a leaping Granger near the bucket, but the left-handed attempt rolled off the rim.
Granger then took over in OT, as the Pacers moved to 3-0 on the season and beat the Cavaliers for a sixth straight time.
Hibbert ended with 17 points and 13 rebounds, and George Hill scored 15 for the Pacers.
Irving scored 20, while Anderson Varejao ended with 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Cavs.