Darren Collison

Pacers erase 17-point deficit to take 2-1 lead over Cavs

The Indiana Pacers kept insisting this team was different.

Anyone who doubted them coming into the playoffs understands now.

On Friday, the one-year anniversary of a historic playoff collapse against Cleveland, Indiana flipped the script by rallying from a 17-point halftime deficit and held on for a 92-90 victory over the Cavaliers to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. They can take command of the series by winning Sunday on their home court.

"Last year's team, I don't know if we would have gone down 17, I don't know if we would have overcome it," forward Thaddeus Young said. "But this team, we've been resilient all year. We've overcome...

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