2 Negatives, 1 positive from Indiana Pacers crushing loss to Toronto Raptors

The Indiana Pacers lost to the Toronto Raptors in a heartbreaker on Wednesday night, so here are two negatives and one positive from the contest.

Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, Buddy Hield
Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, Buddy Hield / Dylan Buell/GettyImages
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Positive: Pacers play fast and efficient off back-to-back

Following Tuesday's thriller against Atlanta, many were expecting the Pacers to perhaps coast a bit against Toronto due to being put through the wringer the past day and just getting off a flight back to Indiana. However, this couldn't be further from the case, and Indiana's offense looked like a team fresh off a few days of rest the way they were making their shots.

Despite losing, the Pacers actually shot better than the Raptors on the night, shooting 55% from the field and a scorching-hot 46% from beyond the arc. While only five players scored in double figures, relatively low for a Pacers game, two of those players scored over 30 points.

Tyrese Haliburton led the way as he usually does with 33 points while Buddy Hield shone through in his second night as a starter, putting up a season-high 31 points, continuing his scorching-hot two-day run going back to the Hawks game.

Usually, having two players combine for 64 points would be enough offensive firepower, but the Pacers still had more to offer. Myles Turner provided 16 points and some key buckets down the stretch, as did Obi Toppin, who added 16.

Bruce Brown chipped in 14 points of his own to round out a relatively balanced scoring game from the Pacers starting lineup. Due to injuries from two of their biggest contributors, the Pacers didn't go too deep into their bench, only playing nine players, but still saw some decent offensive contributions from TJ McConnell and Jalen Smith, who added seven and eight points, respectively.

We all know at this point that the Pacers can score, as they have regained their spot as the NBA's best offense recently. However, the Pacers' problems of old are still haunting them enough to cost them winnable games. You all know the drill by now.