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Pacers beat Cavaliers 111-102, move into ninth place in East

Nine Cleveland players, including starters Kevin Love and Darius Garland, were out with injuries.
Credit: AP
Indiana Pacers' T.J. McConnell (9) drives between Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton (2) and Brodric Thomas (33) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, May 10, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Domantas Sabonis amassed 21 points, 20 rebounds and nine assists as the Indiana Pacers strengthened their hold on a play-in tournament spot with a 111-102 victory Monday over the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Kelan Martin scored a career-high 25 points and Caris LeVert had 20 points and 10 assists for the Pacers, who moved one-half game ahead of Washington into ninth in the Eastern Conference. 

Collin Sexton scored 25 points for the Cavaliers in their 11th straight loss, matching the eighth-longest skid in team history. 

Cleveland dressed nine players with nine others out with injuries, including starters Kevin Love and Darius Garland.