The Pacers travelled north to Toronto for a matchup against the the Raptors. It was a homecoming of sorts for Bennedict Mathurin, Andrew Nembhard, and Oshae Brissett, returning to Canada. Great insight about the growth of the game of basketball by Rick Carlisle before the game.
The Pacers played hard against Toronto, starting the game quickly and scoring in bunches. In the end, the Pacers came away with the season sweep of the Raptors and a 118-114 victory. It was a must win game if the Pacers have hope of competing for the last spots in the play-in tournament. With the victory, the Pacers own the tie-breaker with the Raptors (along with Chicago because of the 3-1 record against them), and trail by 1.5 games with 9 to play.