Lithuanian power forward Domantas Sabonis flirted with a triple-double when getting 21 points, 20 rebounds and 9 assists that left him at the forefront of the Indiana Pacers attack in the game they won at home 102-111 against the decimated Cleveland Cavaliers.
Sabonis added 4 blocks and 2 steals, one assist from his ninth triple-double of the season.
The reserve escort Kelan Martin scored 25 points, the maximum of his career, and the holder Caris LeVert had a double-double of 20 points and 10 assists. They also helped the Pacers (32-36) win, who were half a game ahead of the Washington Wizards (32-37) in ninth place in the Eastern Conference.
The Wizards, without star guard Bradley Beal, were defeated 125-124 by the Hawks in Atlanta.
Indiana lowered its magic number to secure a play-in spot at two with four games remaining. Chicago Bulls is 11th, one place out of the tournament entry, and the Pacers are now a game of Charlotte hornets, which occupy the eighth position.
The escort Justin Holiday scored 11 points and the base TJ McConnell contributed 10 more goals and 7 assist
cias while the Indiana bank beat Cleveland 47-17.
The base Collin Sexton scored 25 points with the Cavaliers in their 11th straight loss, matching the eighth longest streak in team history.
The rookie forward Isaac Ok
gold finished with a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds and the power forward Dean wade he also had a double-double of 19 points and captured 12 balls under the hoops in the first double-double of his career.
Cleveland had nine players and nine others injured, including starters power forward Kevin Love (right calf strain) and guard Darius Garland (left ankle sprain).
Love played 27 minutes Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks and was given the night off to rest his leg.