The Indiana Pacers shot just 32% and lost to the Toronto Raptors at home in another close and frustrating loss.
The Indiana Pacers used a scorching start to take a 13-4 lead early in the first quarter before the Toronto Raptors stormed back on a 10-0 run to take the lead. While the Raptors shot 70% in the first quarter, the Pacers opening run and Toronto's opening quarter was the end of offense. Toronto found themselves on the second night of a back-to-back, coming off of a 140-133 triple OT loss, and aside from setting themselves up in the first quarter, did nothing to earn themselves the win at the hands of any capable NBA team.
Unfortunately, the Pacers were anything but capable tonight, and the Raptors were able to win the game despite only scoring five points in the final quarter on one field goal. George Hill led the 32% shooting Pacers with 18 points with Paul George and David West scoring in double figures. Tyler Hansbrough made some huge plays in his time on the floor, keeping the Pacers in the game and giving them an opportunity at a win despite the Pacers having no offense capable of winning. Jose Calderon had a 13 points, 10 rebound, 10 assist triple double.
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