By Andrew HealyCleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, right, celebrates his team’s 108-101 win over the Indiana Pacers on Christmas Eve.
The lights on the top of the Indiana building were lit with blue lights.
The Cavaliers scored their first eight points and had a big lead before the Pacers rallied.
It was a different kind of victory.
The Pacers scored their eighth consecutive point to take an 85-82 lead into the fourth quarter.
Indiana shot a season-high 52.7 percent and outrebounded Cleveland 19-3 in the period.
The Cavs took the lead for good with a 6-0 run.
But the Pacers hit a 3-pointer to pull ahead 70-63 with 6:11 left in the third quarter.
The lead ballooned to 77-66 with 2:13 left.
The Pacers pulled away from the Cavs in the final seconds of the period, holding a 49-44 advantage in second-chance points.
Indiana led 77-62 on a 3 by DeMar DeRozan with 1:38 left in regulation.
That was followed by a pair of free throws by Roy Hibbert with 8:27 remaining in regulation to seal the win.
The win moved Indiana into second place in the Eastern Conference with a 10-2 record.
It also gave the Cavaliers a 3.5-game winning streak.
Clevelands coach Nate McMillan said it was a good night for the team and for James.
McMillan said he was happy with the way the team played.
He said the team is getting better and that he thinks this team has the talent to be a top 10 team in the league.
The teams will meet again on Wednesday night.