Toronto takes home win streak into matchup with Indiana

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Indiana Pacers (32-40, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (35-37, ninth in the Eastern Conference)

Toronto; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto will try to keep its seven-game home win streak alive when the Raptors face Indiana.

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The Raptors have gone 20-22 against Eastern Conference opponents. Toronto is second in the league with 17.5 fast break points per game led by OG Anunoby averaging 3.8.

The Pacers are 22-22 against Eastern Conference opponents. Indiana ranks fifth in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.5% from 3-point range.

The two teams play for the third time this season. The Pacers defeated the Raptors 122-114 in their last meeting on Jan. 3. Bennedict Mathurin led the Pacers with 21 points, and Gary Trent Jr. led the Raptors with 32 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Pascal Siakam is averaging 24.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and six assists for the Raptors. Fred VanVleet is averaging 19.0 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.

Buddy Hield is averaging 17.1 points for the Pacers. Jordan Nwora is averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Indiana.

LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 5-5, averaging 113.9 points, 43.2 rebounds, 26.5 assists, 10.2 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.0 points per game.

Pacers: 5-5, averaging 121.2 points, 41.9 rebounds, 27.5 assists, 6.8 steals and 6.6 blocks per game while shooting 49.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 123.7 points.

INJURIES: Raptors: Dalano Banton: day to day (thumb), Otto Porter Jr.: out for season (foot).

Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton: out (knee), Kendall Brown: out (tibia), Chris Duarte: out (ankle).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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