CLEVELAND — Thaddeus Young scored 26, Darren Collison had 25 and the Pacers sent the Cavaliers to their fourth straight loss, 124-107 Wednesday.
LeBron James had 33 points and 11 assists, but it wasn't enough to keep Cleveland from losing for the fifth time in six games and falling to 3-5.
The Cavaliers held a lengthy meeting before Tuesday's practice to discuss their struggles, but the defending Eastern Conference champs have lost by a combined margin of 58 points in their losing streak.
James was upbeat about the meeting, but the Cavaliers still have issues to work out, especially on the defensive end. Cleveland led 69-68 in the third quarter, but Indiana hit four straight 3-pointers and built an eight-point lead.
Indiana was 16-of-26 from 3-point range. Cleveland had allowed the second most 3s in the league going into the game.
Victor Oladipo scored 23 points for the Pacers. Bojan Bogdanovic added 17, and Domantas Sabonis had 15 points and 12 rebounds. Indiana showed little effect from playing the second end of a back-to-back. The Pacers rolled Sacramento 101-83 Tuesday and led for most of the first half.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Kyrie Irving and Jaylen Brown each scored 22 in three quarters as the host Celtics routed the Kings 113-86 for their sixth straight win. … T.J. Warren scored 28 of his career-high 40 in the second half and the visiting Suns overcame a 22-point deficit en route to a 122-116 win over the Wizards. Phoenix improved to 4-1 under interim coach Jay Triano after an 0-3 start that led to Earl Watson's firing. Former Gator Bradley Beal scored a season-high 40 for Washington. … Kemba Walker had 26 points, rookie Malik Monk had a huge fourth quarter and the host Hornets quieted league scoring leader Giannis Antetokounmpo to beat the visiting Bucks 126-121. Monk, the team's first-round pick from Kentucky, had 18 of his 25 points in the fourth. Antetokounmpo entered averaging 33.7 points but finished with a season-low 14, partly due to foul trouble. … Evan Fournier scored 22, Aaron Gordon finished with 19 and the visiting Magic held on to beat the Grizzlies 101-99.
SIXERS: Center Jahlil Okafor said his days with the team are likely over, adding he's okay with the club not picking up the fourth-year option of his deal. The No. 3 overall pick of the 2015 draft said he has asked for a buyout or trade. "Honestly, I did not want them to pick up my option," he said. "This is my career, and I'm not getting an opportunity here, which is fine. The team looks great and I'm not a part of that."
SPURS: Tony Parker was recalled from the team's G-League affiliate. The move comes one week after the veteran point guard started working out with the Austin Spurs as part of his rehab program. Parker is working his way back from a ruptured left quadriceps tendon.