April 09, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers power forward Tyler Hansbrough (50) shoots the ball against Toronto Raptors power forward Ed Davis (32) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeated Toronto 103-98. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE

Indiana Pacers Claw Toronto Raptors


The Pacers got the win last night even after Toronto climbed back within two points. This was after the Pacers looked in control after the third quarter, and you knew Toronto had a run in them. But Pacers win 103-98 and get one game closer to the end of the regular season.

George Hill stepped up his game as he had to start for the first time as Darren Collison missed this game. He put up 18 points and led the offense as he could.

Leandro Barbosa did some damage against his former team as he put together 14 points on 5-9 and 7 of those points coming in third quarter. Danny Granger also had 18 points, which is another good game from him. If he continue this good play and consistent scoring, the Pacers will be in great shape.

A solid win to pick up as this team shot 50% and lead for 45 minutes of the game. That’s usually a good sign that your team should win this game. Still work to do to keep this third spot and earn home court advantage, but if the Pacers play the way they should, I see no reason why there won’t be a home playoff series for them.

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