As has become the expected halftime result for the Indiana Pacers, they trail by two at the break against the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors jumped all over the Pacers in the first quarter, scoring a Pacers opponent season high 32 points in a quarter, with the Pacers in a 10 point hole heading into the second period. Indiana slowly fought their way back in the game over the course of the second quarter to go into the break only down two, but the Raptors are pulling out the ultimate wild card in Rudy Gay, who has 22 first half points.
Gay has had himself a night, shooting 9-13 as part of his 22, scoring eight of Toronto's 14 second quarter points in the second quarter to keep Indiana at bay. Roy Hibbert leads the Pacers with 12 points and George Hill returns with 11. Orlando Johnson leads the bench with seven. Indiana hasn't been without its troubles. Lance Stephenson hurt his knee early in the first quarter and is questionable to return. David West was saddled with foul trouble in the second quarter, and Paul George is just 2-10 from the floor (but does have team highs four rebounds and five assists).