John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Indiana bounces back after last night's loss with a decisive victory over Toronto.
The Indiana Pacers needed to get a win over a Toronto Raptors team that had given them fits this season, and with another solid defensive effort did just that. The Pacers and Raptors shot poorly in the first half, but Indiana found some consistent offense in the second, using it to run away from Toronto, holding them right at 40% at the end of the game. Roy Hibbert returned to the lineup, showing the team what they missed in last night's game, scoring 18 points on 7-10 shooting and being a key part of the game defensively.
Paul George led the Pacers with 22, 18 coming in the second half as part of a 22 & 10 double double. David West also had a double double with 15 & 11. Danny Granger played 10 minutes in the first half, continuing to shoot well, scoring eight off the bench.