Buddy Hield scored 22 factors, Myles Turner had 19 factors and 10 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers used a dominant fourth quarter to beat the Toronto Raptors 118-104 on Saturday night time.
Tyrese Haliburton shook off a 3-for-14 capturing night time with 15 assists for the Pacers, who outscored the Raptors 36-14 within the closing 12 minutes.
“The recreation modified when our battle modified,” Indiana coach Rick Carlisle mentioned. “Every distraction you possibly can think about, we had been developing with some cause to complain about one thing within the first half. It was ugly. It’s not the tradition we’re constructing. The second half regarded like us. It’s a win that feels good.”
Jalen Smith completed with 16 factors and rookie Bennedict Mathurin had 15 for Indiana.
“I believed we obtained sufficient stops that we might run,” Haliburton mentioned. “Law of averages, they will fall. We simply stayed with it and performed with higher aggression within the second half.”
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O.G. Anunoby scored 26 factors for the short-handed Raptors, who led 90-82 after three quarters earlier than the Pacers blew by them as Toronto matched its lowest-scoring quarter of the season.
Missing the injured Pascal Siakam and the in poor health Fred VanVleet, Toronto shot 6 for 21 within the closing interval, lacking eight of 9 3-point makes an attempt.
The stunning Pacers made 19 3-pointers to get again to .500.
“You’re by no means going to win a recreation while you get beat 19-7 on the 3-point line,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse mentioned. “Numerous these issues occurred in transition. Numerous them occurred within the second half. We weren’t getting again sufficient in transition.”
After Toronto went forward by 15 within the first minute of the third quarter, the Pacers reeled off a 20-6 run to get again in it. The Raptors ultimately drew a 3rd foul on Turner, forcing him to sit the ultimate 4 minutes, and carried an eight-point lead into the ultimate interval.
Hield made all three photographs within the fourth, together with each 3-point makes an attempt. Haliburton made one along with his toes simply in entrance of the Pacers’ emblem at midcourt to give Indiana a 107-101 lead with 3:17 to go.
“We had a very dangerous fourth quarter,” Nurse mentioned. “Just every thing went their manner, and nothing went our manner.”
Haliburton ended up with eight factors and 6 rebounds for Indiana, which shot 50% from the sector to overcome 21 turnovers.
Toronto shot 39%.