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Pacers stumble again, lose, 90-76, to Cavaliers

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Dion Waiters scored 19 points, Luol Deng added 15, and the Cavaliers kept their playoff push going with a 90-76 win Sunday in Cleveland over the Pacers, who are losing their grip on the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Tristan Thompson had 16 rebounds as the Cavaliers snapped a nine-game losing streak against Indiana. Cleveland came in three games behind slumping, idle Atlanta for the conference’s final playoff spot. With seven games left — six against teams with losing records — the Cavs still have a chance.

‘‘Our guys just keep fighting,’’ Cavaliers coach Mike Brown said.

The Pacers, meanwhile, are falling apart. They lost their fifth straight road game and now lead Miami by one game for the East’s top record and home-court advantage.

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