Sure, a 2-game losing streak isn't exactly headline-worthy. But when your roster consists of names like LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, your back-to-back losses should come few and far between. As the leaders of the NBA's Eastern Conference, dropping three straight games to conference rivals would set a very bad precedent this late in the season. As the NBA Playoffs approach, it's essential that the starting five really begin to click.

In a very competitive game against the Indiana Pacers, head coach Tryonn Lue relied heavily on James, Irving, Love, Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith. All five of Cleveland's regular starters logged over 33 minutes of game time and accounted for 93 of the Cavaliers' 100 points.

All five of them tallied points in the double-digits, Thompson earning the only double-double of the game.

LeBron Jamesscored a game-high 33 points. Having been rested for Cleveland's loss to the Washington Wizards, he played just under 37 minutes. King James had 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.

Point guardKyrie Irvinglead the Cavs with 6 assists (Love also had 6, as did Paul George for the Pacers). Irving also had 22 points and 3 rebounds on just over 35 minutes of game play.

Big manTristan Thompsonwas good for 14 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. He had the most defensive rebounds of anyone (8) and tied two other players for the most offensive rebounds (3). He shot better than 85% from the floor.

Not to be outdone,Kevin Love had a very productive, well-rounded game with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. He logged more time than any other Cavalier at 40:23.

J.R. Smith, the least productive of the starters, was still good for 11 points, 3 boards and a steal. He had four more points than the remainder of the Cleveland's roster combined.

While the Pacers lead by as many as 6, a solid performance from Cleveland's regular starting five kept the Cavaliers at two games ahead of Toronto in the Eastern Conference. LeBron and the Cavs will look to continue to their winning ways as they host the Washington Wizards on Friday.

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