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Pacers 93, Raptors 81

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TORONTO -- Paul George had a game-high 22 points as the Indiana Pacers extended their win streak in Toronto to four games with a 93-81 win over the Raptors Friday night.

Roy Hibbert added 18 points for Indiana who have now won five of six after having their five-game win streak snapped on Thursday night in a loss to the Clippers.

Toronto (23-36) has now lost three straight. The Raptors were looking for their third win over the Pacers (37-22) this season -- the last time Toronto won three in a single season against Indiana was during the 2007-08 season.

Rudy Gay had a team-high 21 points as the Raptors dropped to below .500 at home with a 15-16 record.

George was assessed a technical foul early in the fourth after arguing a noncall.

Pacers head coach Frank Vogel lost his cool and had to be restrained by an assistant when Hibbert was charged with his fourth personal foul before the halfway mark of the third period.

Indiana used a 9-2 run late in the third quarter to open a 64-51 lead after three quarters.

DeMar DeRozan had a nice one-handed dunk over Ian Mahinmi to end the first half. DeRozan finished with nine points.

The Pacers led 39-34 at halftime led by Danny Granger who was 3 of 5 from field goal range.

Toronto shot just 3 of 17 from field-goal range in the opening period and, as a result, picked up a season-low 13 first quarter points. Their previous low was 14, which they scored Feb. 13 at New York and against Memphis Feb. 20.

Amir Johnson gave the Raptors their first lead of the game early when he threw down a monster two-handed dunk.

However, Indiana used a 6-0 run to lead 17-13 after one period.

Indiana played Granger sparingly -- only 10 minutes. He was playing in his first set of back-to-back games since returning from a knee injury, was held to just 10 minutes as a precaution.

NOTES: DeRozan finished the month of February averaging 19.8 points -- 4.1 points per game more than his January average. ... Heading into Friday's game, Toronto's bench had outscored Indiana's reserves 93-57 this season. ... Hibbert returned to the Pacer's lineup Friday after serving his one-game suspension for his involvement in the skirmish in Golden State on Tuesday. ... The Raptors entered Friday night six games behind Milwaukee for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference. ... Friday is Indiana's first visit to Toronto since opening the season with a 90-88 win on Oct. 31. ... Toronto snapped the Pacers 15-game home win streak on Feb. 15.
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