Behind a combined 56 points from the All-Star duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, in addition to a franchise-record 25 rebounds from center Bismack Biyombo, the Toronto Raptors left Indiana with a 101-94 overtime win Thursday night.
The Pacers were coming off a victory Wednesday against the Boston Celtics.
Toronto (46-21) is on track for its best season ever.
Per the AP:
“We understand that someone on our team is eventually going to get hot late in the game,” DeRozan said. “I started to hit some shots and then Kyle got going.”
DeRozan scored 14 points in the fourth quarter and overtime combined, and it was his play during a 4-minute stretch in the middle minutes of the fourth that swung the game in Toronto’s favor. After Paul George gave the Pacers a 74-70 advantage with 6:35 left, DeRozan scored 10 of Toronto’s next 15 points. His fallback jumper on the right wing with 1:25 left gave Toronto an 85-84 lead.
Lowry added four assists and eight rebounds, but he also committed eight turnovers. Biyombo added a career-high 16 points. […] For Indiana, it’s yet another close defeat in a season that continues to produce nail-biting games on a regular basis. The Pacers are 1-7 in overtime games and they’ve played 16 games decided by one possession.