The Indiana Pacers did everything they needed to and more through three quarters only to have one of the biggest fourth quarter collapses in playoff history. Indiana led 90-77 after three, and went on to be outscored 15-2 to start the fourth, with back-to-back threes from Toronto giving them a six point cushion they'd use to lift to a Game 5 win. A Solomon Hill game tying three pointer was a split second too late.
Indiana had just nine points in the fourth quarter, two through the first nine minutes. The bench unit was an absolutely disaster for the Pacers, with Rodney Stuckey and C.J. Miles shooting a combined 3-18 from the floor, scoring seven points. The unfathomable collapse wasted a stellar overall effort from the starters, especially Paul George, who had 39 points on 11-19 shooting.
The Pacers now sit on the brink of elimination down 2-3 heading into Game 6 in Indianapolis on Friday.