Pacers, Raptors meet in Toronto
(Sports Network) – The Toronto Raptors try to put the brakes on a three-game
losing streak, as they welcome the Indiana Pacers tonight to Air Canada
This is the second meeting of the campaign between the teams. On December
30th, rookie Charlie Villanueva finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds and
All-Star Chris Bosh netted 22 pulled down 12 boards to lead the Raptors to a
99-97 come-from-behind victory over the Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse.
The Raptors have won two of the last three meetings in this series. Indiana
has won three straight and four of its last five at Toronto.
Toronto concludes a three-game homestand. On Friday, Andre Miller scored 23
points as the Denver Nuggets knocked off the Raptors, 108-97, at Air Canada
Mike James collected 26 points in the loss to Denver for the Raptors, who have
dropped nine of their last 10 games overall. Morris Peterson netted 20, while
All-Star Chris Bosh recorded 18 points and 15 rebounds and Matt Bonner scored
14 in defeat.
The Raptors are 11-19 as the host this season. They have lost five of their
last seven at home.
Indiana tries to win its second straight contest as it wraps up a three-game
road trip. Peja Stojakovic scored a game-high 26 points, including a big
three-pointer in the fourth quarter, to lead the Pacers past the New
Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, 92-90, at the Ford Center.
Stephen Jackson added 21 points and Anthony Johnson netted 12 in the win over
the Hornets for the Pacers, who got a much needed victory after losing three
of their last four games heading into Friday’s contest.
The Pacers are 13-18 on the road this season. They have won four of their last
six away from home.