Raptors' free throws in final minute doom Pacers

Toronto wins at 107-102
Posted at 4:39 PM, Jan 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-24 16:47:05-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Pacers let a possible win slip away in the final minute of Sunday's game with Toronto. The Raptors free throw shooting was the difference in a 107-102 win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

It was Indiana's third defeat in four games.

The Pacers rallied from a 10 point halftime deficit to grab the lead for a short time early in the final period. The Raptors would eventually go up by eight before Indiana tied the score at 102-102 with just over one minute to play. But that would be it for the Indiana offense.

Over the final 45 seconds of the game, Toronto hit five of six free throw attempts for the win.

Myles Turner led the Pacers in scoring with 25 points to go along with six blocks. The Raptors held Domantas Sabonis to 10 points but couldn't contain him on the boards. Sabonis had 19 rebounds.

O.G. Ananoby led the Raptors with 30 points. Toronto, which is playing its home games in Tampa because of Canadian COVID restrictions, is now 7-9.

The Pacers fall to 9-7 and will again host Toronto Monday at Bankers Life.