After his heroic effort last night in the Cavaliers win against the Raptors, LeBron James will not go back-to-back tonight when the Cavs suit up against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. James played 38 minutes in a fiercely competitive matchup against the Toronto Raptors, and finished just one rebound away from a triple-double. The decision to rest James was made by Tyronn Lue and his coaching staff.
ESPN Sources: LeBron James to sit out his first game of season when Cleveland Cavaliers face Indiana Pacers on the road this evening.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 16, 2016
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The Cavaliers will need Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love to carry the offensive load and make plays throughout the contest. Indiana is always a tough place to go and get a road win, so the Cavs will have to be at their best, especially defensively tonight to win as James rests.
J.R. Smith’s status will be updated closer to game time.