The Indiana Pacers have let the Toronto Raptors hang around, resulting in a seven point halftime lead that feels like it should be larger. Indiana has seven turnovers, leading to 10 Toronto points, and the Raptors have scored to end both the first and second quarter. Add in Indiana allowing eight offensive rebounds and 15 points from DeMar DeRozen, the Raptors have more than enough going in their favor to stay very much alive after the first half.
Paul George has led the Pacers in a big way with 18 points on 6-11 shooting with five rebounds, getting help from David West with eight points. Orlando Johnson provided valuable minutes off the bench with three points and four rebounds. Gerald Green returned to the lineup, notching up a rebound and assist in his six minutes.