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LeBron, Streaking Cavs Coming To Indiana Friday

LeBron James and the hot Cleveland Cavaliers (18-7) will take on the Indiana Pacers (14-11) this Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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INDIANAPOLIS – So much for that “Are the Cavs done?” narrative we heard earlier this year.

Cleveland hasn’t lost a game in a month, and will bring a 13-game winning streak into Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday night.

The Pacers (14-11) and Cavs (18-7) meet this Friday in their second contest of the season.

For those looking to see if LeBron James will play in Indiana, there’s some good news on that front.

James hasn’t missed a game all season and the Cavs aren’t coming off a back-to-back this time around.

In the three previous seasons, James has missed 1 of the 2 road meetings with the Pacers, with all three of those ‘rest’ games coming on the second night of a back-to-back.

That will not be the case on Friday, as the Cavs played on Wednesday night, and will be looking to avenge a November loss to the Pacers.

Back on Nov. 1, the Pacers won in Cleveland, 124-107.

The win for the Pacers came without Myles Turner and thanks to Indiana knocking home 16-of-26 from three-point range, and passing their way to a season-high 35 assists.

It was part of a 5-7 start for the Cavs, which had many around the NBA questioning whether this new-look team around James would eventually mesh together.

They’ve answered that by rattling off 13 in a row.

A win on Friday for the Pacers and they would be 4 games above .500 for the first time since last February.

What’s Next: The Pacers (14-11) have 4 more games remaining on their homestand: Cavaliers (Friday, 12/8), Nuggets (Sunday, 12/10), Thunder (Wednesday, 12/13) and Pistons (Friday, 12/15).

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