NBA Game Summary - Indiana at Toronto
(Tuesday, November 24th)
Final Score: Toronto 123, Indiana 112
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Jose Calderon poured in a season-high 21 points and dished out seven assists, as the Toronto Raptors handled the Indiana Pacers, 123-112, at Air Canada Centre.
Jarrett Jack added a season-high 18 points and six assists against his former club. Chris Bosh recorded his 12th double-double of the year with 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors, who had lost four of five coming in. Andrea Bargnani and Hedo Turkoglu each tallied 14 points for Toronto, which scored a season-best 74 first-half points.
"We had a nice focus. The crowd got into it early. They were a great sixth man. But to tell you the truth, I am not satisfied with this win. We came into the second half and let them get back in it," said Jack.
Danny Granger ended with 36 points, nine rebounds, and five assists for the Pacers, who have dropped four in a row after a five-game winning streak. T.J. Ford chipped in 16 points, while Dahntay Jones finished with 12 points off the bench in defeat.
"We dug ourselves too big a hole and we couldn't come back. They shot 55 percent tonight. I don't know what to say," said Granger.
The Raptors, who led 39-31 after 12 minutes of play, used some sharp shooting in the second period to pull away. Ahead 55-44 midway through the second, Toronto went on a 9-2 spurt. Calderon capped the flurry with a three-pointer to give the Raptors a 64-46 lead with under 4 1/2 minutes left until halftime.
Indiana responded with four straight points, but Toronto ended the half on a 10-3 spurt. Jack's layup gave the Raptors a 74-53 margin at the break. The home team shot 63.4 percent from the field over the first two quarters.
Down 81-62, the Pacers ripped off eight straight points to cut into their deficit. Ford's three-point play ended the run, cutting Indiana's gap to 81-70 with over 6 1/2 minutes to play in the third. Toronto led 100-92 heading to the fourth.
After Troy Murphy drilled a three-pointer to cut the gap to 113-106, the Raptors went on a 10-3 flurry to seal the victory. A Bosh slam made it 123-109 with less than 2 1/2 minutes remaining in the game.
The Raptors shot 55.8 percent from the field...Indiana and Toronto split four meetings a season ago, with each team winning on its home floor. The Raptors have won seven of the last 10 matchups with the Pacers, who have dropped three straight and seven of nine as the visitor in this series...The Raptors play at Charlotte Wednesday, while the Pacers welcome the Clippers to town Wednesday.
11/24 22:22:39 ET