The Toronto Raptors overcame 39 points from Paul George and a 13-point fourth quarter deficit Tuesday night, roaring back for a 102-99 win against the Indiana Pacers in Game 5.

DeMar DeRozan finally had a big game in the series, exploding for a team-high 34 points.

The 3-2 series lead has some of the Raps’ faithful sticking their chests out a bit.

Per the AP:

DeRozan scored 34 points and the Raptors held on for a 102-99 victory over the Indiana Pacers and a 3-2 lead in their first-round series Tuesday night when Solomon Hill’s 3-pointer was ruled after the buzzer.

 

“I just felt like my normal self,” said DeRozan, who came in shooting 29.6 percent (21 for 71) over the first four games of the series but connected on 10 of 22 shots in this one. […] “It’s all about patience,” DeRozan added. “You can’t get flustered, you can’t get frustrated. You’ve got to stay the course. That’s what we’re going to continue to do.”

 

George Hill had 15 points and Myles Turner 14 for the Pacers, who led by as many as 17 and never trailed through the first three quarters before coming unglued in the fourth. […] “It’s awful to have had a chance to win on the road, go up 3-2, and come back home,” George said. “Once again, we failed to live up to that moment.”