The Indiana Pacers fell in a huge hole early, trailing the Toronto Raptors 26-5 out of the gate, but used a 22-0 run at the end of the first to erase it, and built upon that to take the lead for good in the second. The Indiana bench led the charge, giving Indiana some much needed effort and defensive presence to key up the solid victory.
Jordan Hill led the Pacers with 20 points and 13 rebounds with Lavoy Allen following up with eights and 10 boards. The two combined for 10 of Indiana's 11 offensive rebounds. Rodney Stuckey had 10 points as the Pacers reserves outscored Toronto's 47-25, even including a late garbage time flurry by Toronto.
Monta Ellis also helped key the Pacers comeback, leading the starters with 18 points and three steals on a night Paul George struggled with foul trouble and shooting. George had 16 on four three pointers, but was just 5-13 from the floor. C.J. Miles had 17, going 5-5 from deep, helping to lead Indiana to the needed victory and morale boost.