NBA Game Summary - Indiana at Toronto
(Friday, November 16th)
Final Score: Toronto 110, Indiana 101
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Chris Bosh scored 22 points, and the Toronto Raptors downed the Indiana Pacers, 110-101.
Jose Calderon had a season-high 15 points and tallied 10 assists, T. J. Ford had 15 points and seven assists, and Anthony Parker also scored 15 points for the Raptors, who have won three of four.
Troy Murphy, back from a left Achilles injury that kept him out of Wednesday's loss to the Wizards, came off the bench to score 20 points and grab seven rebounds. Jamaal Tinsley scored 20 points for the Pacers, who have dropped six straight after winning the first three games of the season. Jermaine O'Neal finished with 14 points, seven assists, and six rebounds.
The Raptors led by eight early in the fourth quarter, but the Pacers chipped to within two points, as a Murphy jumper made it a 92-90 game with 5:35 left. Calderon hit a pull-up jumper, Carlos Delfino sank a three, and Parker hit a jumper, though, pushing the Toronto lead back to 99-90.
The Pacers stayed alive, though, and again cut to within one score, at 101-98, after Jeff Foster made one-of-two free throws with 1:07 left. Again Calderon had the answer, though, nailing a three from the wing to put the Raptors up 104-98 with 48.8 seconds left. Mike Dunleavy missed a three on the ensuing possession, and Parker, Delfino, and Ford each hit two free throws down the stretch to ice the win.
"I think our defense was a little better in the fourth quarter," said Calderon.
O'Neal scored eight points in the first quarter, and the Pacers took an eight- point lead into the second. The Pacers carved out a five-point lead late in the half, as a Travis Diener three put Indiana up 56-51 with just under a minute left, but two Bosh free throws pulled Toronto within 56-53 at the half.
The Raptors opened the second half with a 14-4 run, though, taking a 67-60 lead after Ford converted a three-point play with 6:47 left. The Pacers pulled to within 75-74 late in the quarter, but Bosh converted a three-point play, and Parker made a 66-foot shot as the buzzer sounded, and the Raptors took an 81-74 lead into the fourth quarter.
"I thought they came out in the second half and got off to a good start and made a lot of shots," said Dunleavy. "The opened up the floor for themselves offensively."
Bosh was the only Raptor to go to the foul line in first half. He made 11- of-12 free throws in the half...Toronto's Jason Kapono came off the bench and scored a season-high 12 points...Raptors head coach Sam Mitchell picked up his 112th career win with Toronto. He is one behind Lenny Wilkens for the top spot all-time in Raptors history.
11/16 23:25:45 ET