The Pacers home winning streak came crashing down in overtime to the Raptors.
All good things must come to an end and when that end comes, rarely is the result pretty.
The Indiana Pacers threw away their 16th consecutive home win with a series of faulty plays late in regulation and then in overtime. Fortunately, the miscues by normally reliable leaders, David West and George Hill, were more a factor of fatigue from four games in five days than the start of some disturbing trend.
The trend that did rear its ugly head for the Pacers was the lack of support from the second unit which forced Frank Vogel to ride his starters for heavy minutes once again this week. So now the Pacers will get a chance to exhale and regroup over the weekend before hosting the Brooklyn Nets on Monday in another challenging game at the Fieldhouse.
With just two games remaining before the All-Star break, the Pacers need to bounce back and finish strong before the break.
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Raptors at Pacers - Box score and highlights
Game Rewind: Pacers 98, Raptors 100 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
Pacers Insider: 15-game home streak ends in futile final seconds | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
Raptors have Pacers’ number again, snap home streak | 1070 The Fan – Opinion & Analysis
Toronto Raptors stun Indiana Pacers in OT | Toronto Star
Raptors rally late, surprise Pacers 100-98 in OT - AP
Tip-In: Rudy Gay Wins It For Raptors In Overtime In Spectacular Fashion - Raptors HQ
Post-Game Grades: the One That Got Away…Pacers Fall to Raptors in OT 100-98 | 8 Points, 9 Seconds
Pacers: More fan reaction | Pacers Insider
Every Team's Season Filled With Odd Games | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
Pritchard Hosts "How to be a GM" Seminar | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
Paul George, Roy Hibbert, George Hill play dodgeball with Pacers fans (VIDEO) | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports
Eric Gordon is sending the Hornets mixed signals once again | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports
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