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Weekend Reads Warren, Turner lead Pacers to overtime home win over Raptors

03:45  18 february  2020
03:45  18 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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— T.J. Warren and Myles Turner scored 24 points apiece, Aaron Holiday sank two 3-pointers late and the host Indiana Pacers outlasted the Toronto The Raptors made only one in their first 11 attempts. While the home team cooled off, the visitors kept missing. The Raptors finished the first half 2-of-19

The Pacers finally found their white whale defensively when off of an OG Anunoby miss, Turner and Warren dove onto the floor to keep the ball alive for Sabonis to pick Despite having their overall win streak snapped, the Pacers did extend their home winning streak to five, moving them to 14-3 overall.

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INDIANAPOLIS — T.J. Warren and Myles Turner scored 24 points apiece, Aaron Holiday sank two 3-pointers late and the host Indiana Pacers outlasted the Toronto Raptors 120-115 in overtime on Monday night.

Holiday, who started at point guard for the injured Malcolm Brogdon, hit a 3-pointer to give the Pacers a 116-113 lead with 2:05 remaining in overtime. Then he drained another for a 119-115 advantage with 54 seconds remaining.

Holiday finished with 19 points, including 5 of 10 on 3-pointers. The Pacers (21-10) hit 18 of 42 from beyond the arc. The Raptors (21-9), who had a five-game win streak snapped, were just 11 of 40 on 3-pointers.

Raptors pull away from Pacers 115-106 for 13th straight win

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Warren , Turner lead Pacers to overtime home win over Raptors . T.J. Warren and Myles Turner scored 24 points apiece, Aaron Holiday sank two 3-pointers late and the host Indiana Pacers outlasted the Toronto Raptors 120-115 in overtime on Monday night.

T.J. Warren and Myles Turner scored 24 points apiece, Aaron Holiday sank two 3-pointers late and the host Indiana Pacers outlasted the Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) saves the ball from going out-of-bounds during the overtime period of an NBA basketball game against the

Raptors guard Kyle Lowry led all scorers with 30 points. Serge Ibaka added 23 and Fred VanVleet 21 for the defending NBA champions.

Both teams missed potential game-winning shots in the final minute of regulation as Holiday’s layup was too long off the glass before Lowry’s last-second 3-pointer bounced off the front of the rim.

The Pacers were hot from the outset in hitting 8-of-15 3-pointers to take a 44-29 lead midway through the second quarter. The Raptors made only one in their first 11 attempts.

While the home team cooled off, the visitors kept missing. The Raptors finished the first half 2-of-19 from beyond the arc while the Pacers were 8-of-21. Turner, who averages 11.5 points, had 15 at halftime on 6-of-6 shooting. The Pacers led 54-44.

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Each time the Indiana Pacers or Toronto Raptors sank a dramatic shot, the intensity level His fourth 3-pointer of the game gave the Pacers a 116-113 lead with 2:05 remaining in overtime . Serge Ibaka added 23 and Fred VanVleet 21 for the Raptors . The Pacers ’ Myles Turner sank 5 of 6 3-pointers in

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) T.J. Warren and Myles Turner scored 24 points apiece, Aaron Holiday sank two 3-pointers late and the host Indiana Pacers The Raptors made only one in their first 11 attempts. While the home team cooled off, the visitors kept missing. The Raptors finished the first half 2-of-19

The Raptors rallied in the third quarter and a Lowry layup just before the buzzer gave the visitors a 79-78 lead entering the final quarter.

TIP-INS

Raptors: Forward Pascal Siakam, who averages a team-high 25.1 points, missed his third consecutive game with a groin strain. Center Marc Gasol also missed his third consecutive game with a left hamstring strain. … Toronto hasn’t lost the season series against Indiana since 2011-12.

Pacers: Forward Domantas Sabonis moved into second in double-doubles at 25 with 12 points and 17 rebounds. … Brogdon, who averages a team-high 18.3 points, was inactive with a right hamstring strain. He played almost 30 minutes on Sunday. … Coach Nate McMillan (637-570) is one win shy of tying Chuck Daly (638-437) for 23rd on the NBA’s career list. … A young Pacers fan wearing an old Roy Hibbert jersey banked in a half-court shot to win Chick-fil-A for a year.

UP NEXT

Raptors: Host Boston on Wednesday.

Pacers: At Miami on Friday.

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Phillip B. Wilson, The Associated Press

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