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Pacers take Game 4, tie series 2-2

Pacers take Game 4, tie series 2-2
Posted at 5:52 PM, Apr 23, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- George Hill and Ian Mahinmi each scored 22 points, Paul George added 19 and the Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors 100-83 on Sunday to tie the first-round playoff series at 2-2.

Game 5 in the best-of-seven series is Tuesday night in Toronto.
 
Jonas Valanciunas led Toronto with 16 points, and Kyle Lowry and DeMarre Carroll each had 12.
 
Indiana scored the first seven points, took control with a 3-point spree late in the first quarter and led by as much as 25 points in the first half. Toronto, which never led or tied the score, cut it to 57-42 at halftime, but couldn't got closer than 11 in the second half.
 
Two days after one of their most embarrassing home games of the season, the Pacers turned things around in a big way. They played with passion and energy, shared the ball and defended. And they were more aggressive on the glass, too. Everything coach Frank Vogel tried worked.
 
Indiana jumped to a quick lead, extended  it to  28-14 when Hill and Monta Ellis made successive 3s late in the first quarter and made it 33-17 as they limited the Raptors to no baskets during a span of 7:34.
 
The Pacers were just getting started, too.
 
They used a 14-4 run to extend the lead to 53-28 with 3:26 left in the half, forced as many turnovers in the first 20 minutes as they had in all of Game 3 and won easily on a night George was 6 of 16 from the field.
 
Toronto got as close as 69-58 late in the third and had a chance to get even closer when Rodney Stuckey was called for a clear-path foul with 36.9 seconds left. But Bismack Biymobo missed both free throws and the Raptors threw it away on the ensuing possession.
 
Mahinmi also had 10 rebounds and five assists, both playoff career highs, to go with his career-best point total.