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                     === Raptors hang on to edge Pacers ===
 
 Indianapolis,  IN  (Sports Network) -  The Toronto Raptors nearly blew another
 double-digit  lead  to the  Indiana Pacers, but  survived five potential game-
 tying  or go-ahead  shots in the final  22.9 seconds to come away with a 74-72
 victory.
 
 The  Raptors, coming  off a triple-overtime loss to the Jazz on Monday, played
 front-runner  most of the night, then shot a pitiful 1-of-15 from the field in
 the fourth quarter.
 
 The  dreadful  showing allowed the  Pacers to pull  within two points down the
 stretch, but David West, Paul George and George Hill all missed in the closing
 seconds to give Toronto its first road win of the season and second overall.
 
 "We deserved to win this game," Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said.
 
 Jose Calderon posted his first career triple-double with 13 points, 10 assists
 and 10 rebounds while DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points for the Raptors, who have
 blown  four  double-digits leads  this season, including  in its season opener
 against the Pacers.
 
 Hill, the hero in  that Oct. 31 contest with a late bucket, scored a game-high
 18 points in defeat.
 
 Indiana  shot just 32  percent for the game, but almost clawed back from a 15-
 point deficit in the second half thanks to Toronto's cold streak.
 
 Hill netted eight points in the fourth quarter, including two on a tough layup
 to pull within 71-68 with 3:54 remaining.
 
 The  Pacers missed  their next  four shots,  however, and  three Toronto  free
 throws pushed the margin to six points with under two minutes to play.
 
 A  pair of  George  free throws  followed  by a  Hill bucket  made  it a  one-
 possession  game. Amir Johnson missed a 3-point try from the top of the key to
 give the ball back to Indiana with under 40 seconds on the clock.
 
 West  missed twice in  the paint, but tapped the second rebound back to George
 in  the  left corner. George  was also  off the mark  but chased down the long
 carom and called timeout with 13.8 ticks left.
 
 Hill  drew iron out of the timeout, and again the rebound came back to George,
 whose 15-footer at the buzzer hit nothing but rim.
 
 "We  got good looks  at the end but it was really frustrating that we couldn't
 get the ball to go down," Hill said.
 
 Calderon  and  DeRozan combined  to shoot  8-of-9 from the  field in the first
 quarter for 18 total points as the Raptors jumped out to a 29-21 lead.
 
 The  Pacers  scored 13 of the  first 17 points of  the game, but went cold the
 rest  of the half. They were behind by as many as 14 in the second quarter and
 went into the break trailing, 46-36.
 
 A free-throw filled third quarter ended with the Raptors in front, 69-58.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Pacers had won four straight in the series and seven in a row at home ...
 Toronto's  previous win in Indiana came on Feb. 25, 2008 ... The Pacers had 23
 fastbreak  points to  Toronto's four  ...  George and  West netted  12 and  11
 points,  respectively, but  combined to  shoot 23  percent (6-of-26)  from the
 field.
 
 
 
 
 
 11/14 01:37:38 ET