Cleveland fell to Indiana 103-99 Friday night for their first loss since Jan. 13 in Phoenix.
The Cavaliers' 12-game winning streak is over.
The Cavaliers have largely looked like a different team since James took a two-week sabbatical in early January. The additions of J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Timofey Mozgov have also helped stabilize the rotation.
One recurring problem has been the play of Kevin Love, and it surfaced again against Indiana. Love scored only five points in 34 minutes on the court, making only two of his eight field goal attempts.
Indiana has remained somewhat frisky, even with constant injuries in addition to Paul George's absence robbing them of any kind of consistent offense. Hill's return has especially helped to stabilize the team, although they remain a far cry from the Eastern Conference contender of the past three years.
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