- Associated Press - Saturday, November 13, 2010

CLEVELAND (AP) - Danny Granger scored 34 points and the Indiana Pacers beat short-handed Cleveland 99-85 on Saturday night, handing the Cavaliers a four-game home losing streak for the first time since March 2003.

The Cavaliers beat Boston in the season opener at Quicken Loans Arena, but have since lost to Sacramento, Atlanta, New Jersey and Indiana. With LeBron James, they were 74-8 at home over the previous two seasons.

Starters Mo Williams (strained left groin) and Anderson Varejao (bruised ribs) were out for Cleveland.

Granger shot 13 of 21, including 5 of 8 on 3-pointers. Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points for Indiana while Roy Hibbert had 16 points and 13 rebounds.

Antawn Jamison led Cleveland with 19 points. Ramon Sessions scored 17 points and Daniel Gibson had 15.

The Pacers had dropped 16 of 19 to the Cavaliers dating back to Dec. 23, 2005, but pulled away for this victory.

It was 54-all at halftime before the Pacers went on a 7-0 early in the third quarter, putting them ahead to stay. Back-to-back 3 pointers by Granger and Dunleavy early in the fourth quarter pushed Indiana’s lead to nine.

Indiana backup forward Tyler Hansbrough sprained his ankle in the second quarter and didn’t return.

J.J. Hickson scored 12 points for Cleveland, but only two in the second half.

Notes: Indiana starting point guard Darren Collison finished the game with five assists. He had no assists in 32 minutes Friday against Houston. … Pacers center Jeff Foster has yet to play because of a sprained right ankle. … The Cavaliers were called for an eight-second violation in the third quarter. … Williams, Cleveland’s second-leading scorer, missed most of training camp and didn’t play in the first three games of the regular season because of a strained right groin.

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