Next Man Up: Shorthanded Raptors Clamp Down On Pacers

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TORONTO (CP) – Late in the third quarter Friday night, some angry jostling between John Salmons and Paul George quickly turned into a shoving match. The dust-up brought the cheering crowd at Air Canada Centre to its feet and earned both players matching technical fouls.

But even more, said Salmons, it said everything about this Toronto Raptors team. They’re not afraid of anyone.

Terrence Ross led the way with 24 points as the short-handed Raptors slayed another significant foe, defeating the Indiana […]

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Raptors Fall Short To Pacers On The Road

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INDIANAPOLIS (CP) — The Pacers are making old-school basketball trendy, winning with defence, balanced scoring and strong second halves.

On Tuesday, they did it again.

Roy Hibbert scored 22 points and Lance Stephenson fell just short of his fourth triple double this season, helping the Pacers hold off Toronto’s late charge for an 86-79 victory that allowed them to keep the NBA’s best record.

“We didn’t let them get physical with us,” Stephenson said, referring to the stark contrast to Indiana’s loss last week […]

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Raptors Pick Apart Pacers At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) _ If the league-leading Indiana Pacers provided the perfect gauge for just how much the Toronto Raptors have improved, the answer was: plenty.

DeMar DeRozan poured in 26 points to lead the red-hot Raptors to a resounding 95-82 win over Indiana on Wednesday, handing the Pacers just their sixth loss of the season.

“We work extremely hard every day so that we understand that if we go out there and play with the same intensity that we do in practice, when […]

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Raptors Fall To Pacers For Third Straight Defeat

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — For a half, Rudy Gay dominated Paul George. The way George had started the season, Gay knew better than to think it would last.

George scored 17 of his 23 points in the third quarter and the Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors 91-84 Friday night to improve to 6-0 and match the best start in franchise history. George, who entered the day fourth in the league in scoring at 25.8 points per game, is a big reason.

“He’s Paul,” […]

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Raptors Drop Third Straight With Loss To Pacers

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The Toronto Raptors saw the kind of effort it takes to make the NBA’s playoffs on Friday _ the Indiana Pacers showed them how it’s done.

Paul George’s 22 points and 10 rebounds helped the Pacers pull away from the Raptors as Indiana downed Toronto 93-81.

The Pacers ratcheted up the tempo offensively in the second half and clamped down on the defensive end as they put the game almost out of reach with a quarter left to play.

“That’s the level we’ve got to get ready for,” said Raptors head coach […]

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