The Indiana Pacers entered Monday night’s game against a strong Toronto Raptors squad losers of four of five. Needless to say, falling behind 26-5 midway through the first quarter wasn’t what the doctor ordered for Indiana.
But then the Pacers outscored the Raptors 22-2 over the remainder of the quarter, and it was miraculously just a one-point deficit at the end of the first. From there, Indiana opened the second quarter on a 10-0 run (so that’s a 32-2 total run) and ran away with a 106-90 triumph. So if you’re keeping track, that’s a 37-point turnaround, and the Pacers actually led by as many as 25 points in the fourth quarter (46-point swing).
Rodney Stuckey finished with a +/- of +42. Lavoy Allen was +38. Jordan Hill had 20 points, 13 rebounds and was a +27. Not bad, Pacers bench.