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Pacers come up short at winning time against Raptors

The Pacers had their chances to rise up and steal a win in Toronto but came up short down the stretch.

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The Pacers couldn't finish what they started in Toronto on opening night.

After building a big lead in the first half, the Pacers fell behind by double-digits in the second half, but were still able to give themselves a chance to win in the final two minutes.

Unfortunately, they let that chance slip away despite generating scoring opportunities they should be able to count on going forward.

Paul George made a monster move to the rim to score through several Raptors while drawing a foul to draw the Pacers within one a 98-97 with 1:13 left in the game. But PG missed the free throw to tie and the Pacers were unable to respond in their next two possessions, despite creating quality looks at the rim.

Down three with 40 seconds remaining, Monta Ellis worked his way into the lane, took a bump on the way up and way down which were not called but still pulled the string on his finish near the rim.