Both teams were going for a 4-0 start to the season until they were defeated by their respective opponents.
The Cavaliers travel to Indiana for an afternoon matchup as both teams seek to end the year on a high note.
Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis, who was recently named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week, is leading Indiana to a strong start and giving their fans reason to expect a promising new year.
Meanwhile, the Cavaliers are riding on the young shoulders of Collin Sexton, who is averaging 25.3 points per game this season.
The 3-1 Cavs have every reason to believe that this is their year to make it back to the playoffs.
Cleveland Cavaliers: Team News
The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without veteran forward Kevin Love, who will miss at least three to four weeks with a calf injury. Matthew Dellavedova is also out under the league’s concussion protocols.
Isaac Okoro will miss his third straight game after suffering a left foot sprain on Saturday and was placed on the league’s health and safety protocols for COVID-19.
Sophomore shooting guard Kevin Porter Jr. will remain out due to personal reasons.
Injured: Kevin Love, Matthew Dellavedova, Isaac Okoro, Kevin Porter Jr.
Indiana Pacers: Team News
The Indiana Pacers will miss the services of forward T.J. Warren, who is out with foot soreness. Meanwhile, Goga Bitadze, Brian Bowen II, Jeremy Lamb remain on the injured list for various reasons.
Bowen will be unavailable to play the longest as he is expected to be out until January 22 at the earliest.
Injured: T.J. Warren, Goga Bitadze, Brian Bowen II, Jeremy Lamb
At what time will Cleveland Cavaliers vs Indiana Pacers commence?
USA: 31st December 2020, 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
India: 1st January 2021, 1:30 AM (Indian Standard Time)
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Published 31 Dec 2020, 10:45 IST