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Roy Hibbert scores 22, Pacers beat Raptors

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Roy Hibbert scored 22 and the Indiana Pacers defeated the Toronto Raptors, 86-79. Indiana (28-6) is now on a three-game winning streak.

Hibbert finished 5-12 and converted 12-13 from the free throw line. Other top contributors for Indiana included Danny Granger with 13 points and 6 rebounds, and Lance Stephenson with 13 points and 10 rebounds. DeMar DeRozan had another strong game for Toronto despite the loss, putting up 28 points on 9-22 shooting. Patrick Patterson contributed 20 points and 6 rebounds.

In addition to 26.3% from 3-point range, the Raptors tallied an eFG% of just 40.1%. They are 1-4 on the season when registering marks below 30% and 45%, respectively, in those statistics. The Pacers, conversely, are undefeated (9-0) when holding the opposition to such dismal shooting numbers.

This drops Toronto (16-17) to 1-2 against Indiana on the year.

Coming up next, the Pacers take on the Atlanta Hawks, who are 18-17 on the year. The Raptors match up against the Detroit Pistons, currently 14-21 this season.


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