Game Review: Raptors at Pacers


Review Written by Adam Garfield (@AdamThe6God)

Victor Oladipo got off to a hot start for the Pacers as he dropped 10 points early on in the quarter. Jonas Valanciunas scored 7 points for the Raptors, which helped keep the game close. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combined for 11, but they still trailed Indiana at the end of the 1st. The Raptors trailed the Pacers 25-27.

The Pacers owned the 2nd quarter, led by Al Jefferson's 13 points. Jefferson dominated Toronto from the inside post. Indiana's Darren Collision added on 6 points of his own. Pascal Siakam led the Raptors in scoring with 6, while DeRozan contributed with 4 points. With 2.0 seconds remaining in the half, Collision nailed a fadeaway jump shot over DeMar for the buzzer beater. The Raptors we're behind 49-57 heading into halftime.

DeRozan took control of the game in the 3rd quarter. Deebo scored from all over the court, easily dropping 10 points on the Pacers. Serge Ibaka added on 5 points of his own. The Raptors turned the ball over 5 times in the quarter, which fortunately did not effect their rhythm. Toronto still managed to convert on most of their possessions despite the turnovers. At the 2:35 mark, DeRozan drove to the hoop and nailed an athletic layup over Al Jefferson. DeMar switched hands midair and finished with his left hand. Toronto trailed the Pacers by 2, the score set at 77-79.

The Raptors played outstanding in the final quarter of the game, outscoring the Pacers by 9 points. C.J. Miles went off going against his former team as he dropped 10 points on their heads. DeRozan continued his dominance with 8 points scored. Collision scored 10 points as he tried to lead the comeback for the Pacers, but the Raptors would not allow it. The Raptors defeated the Pacers 106-99 for their 10th consecutive win.

6ix Best
Jonas Valanciunas: 16pts, 17 rebounds, 4 blocks
DeMar DeRozan: 24pts, 4 rebounds, 7 assists
Kyle Lowry: 13pts, 6 rebounds, 6 assists
Serge Ibaka: 13pts, 11 rebounds
Pascal Siakam: 12pts, 8 rebounds
C.J. Miles: 10pts

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