The Pacers won a preseason game Saturday night 102-79.

NO “BRILLIANCE” WHEN OFFENSE LOOKS DULL

Before each game Pacers coach Frank Vogel scribbles reminders for the game on a dry-erase board inside the team locker room. Leading all offensive goals Vogel wrote “Build on passing brilliance.”

The Pacers listened and shared the ball — the team assisted on 77 percent of their field-goal makes through the first half.

Yes the number looked brilliant but the Pacers only made 13 shots. The offense could’ve flowed much better and the assist totals could’ve been much higher if guys would have cashed those passes into points.

THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT

David West just couldn’t wrap his head around the fact that the top NBA Draft pick Anthony Bennett plays from the power forward spot. While watching footage of a prior Cavaliers’ game West thought Bennett — listed at 6-8 and 259 pounds — looked a lot smaller on the big screen. And on Saturday night Bennett played a lot smaller too.

Instead of squaring him up against West the 6-9 228-pound punishing veteran Cavaliers coach Mike Brown sent Bennett to defend Luis Scola.

Still Scola has veteran moves and schooled the rookie once in the second quarter by backing down Bennett then flipping in a layup. Later in a rare cross-matchup during the third quarter West blocked Bennett at the rim which led to a Paul George fast break dunk.

PACERS GET A BREAK

Once the Pacers opened up a lead they also sped up the game. Indiana began to push the tempo through the fourth quarter and finished with 14 fast break points. It was a refreshing change of pace from the third quarter when the Pacers could barely run a play without a Cleveland foul slowing down the offense.