RAPTORS 131, PACERS 91

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FINAL SCORE: TORONTO RAPTORS 131, INDIANA PACERS 91

DATE: SATURDAY MARCH 26, 2022

 FINAL SCORERECORDHIGH POINTSHIGH REBOUNDSHIGH ASSISTS
Indiana13125-50Brissett – 21Brissett – 8Haliburton – 12
Toronto9142-32Siakam – 23Boucher – 10Siakam/Barnes – 7
KEY NOTE

Tonight’s game between the Toronto Raptors and the Indiana Pacers was suspended at the 4:05 mark in the second quarter. A small electrical fire was detected in an overhead speaker in section 103 at Scotiabank Arena. Fans evacuated the building under instruction from the Toronto Fire Department. After a 56 minute delay, the Toronto Fire Department deemed it was safe to resume play. Players returned to the court and the game continued without fans.

KEY STAT

Toronto shot a season-best .607 (51-84) from the field in tonight’s win … The Raptors had six players score in double-digits and their bench outscored Indiana’s 62-16 … Toronto improves to 15-4 when six-or-more players score 10+ points.

RAPTORS NOTES:

  • With the win, Toronto is now 42-32 this season, including 19-16 at home … The Raptors will continue a four-game homestand (Mar. 24-30) Monday vs. Boston.
  • Pascal Siakam scored a team-high 23 points, and added seven assists and six rebounds in 31 minutes … Siakam has now scored 20+ points in four consecutive games (Mar. 20-26) and 12 of the last 13 contests overall … During this stretch (Mar. 3-26) he is averaging 26.5 points and shooting .538 (128-238) from the field.
  • OG Anunoby finished with 16 points (6-9 FG, 3-5 3PT, 1-2 FT) and three rebounds in 28 minutes … Anunoby made three three-pointers tonight, and has now tied Norman Powell (440) for 8th on the Raptors All-Time three pointers list.
  • Precious Achiuwa tallied 18 points, six rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes off the bench … Achiuwa made a career high-tying four three-point field goals tonight … Achiuwa is shooting .361 (44-122) from beyond the arc this season after attempting just one three-pointer in 61 games last season.
  • Scottie Barnes recorded 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds in 31 minutes … Tonight Barnes reached 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds, joining Charlie Villanueva (2005-06 season) as the just the second rookie in franchise history to reach both these milestones.

PACERS NOTES:

  • With the loss, Indiana falls to 25-50 and 9-29 on the road … The Pacers will begin a two-game homestand (Mar. 28-30) Monday against Atlanta.
  • Oshae Brissett recorded team highs of 21 points and eight rebounds in 38 minutes … Brissett has now scored 20+ points six times in his career, including in four games this season.
  • Jalen Smith finished with 15 points and six rebounds in 30 minutes of action … Smith has now scored 15+ points in four straight games played (Mar. 15-26), averaging 16.0 points and shooting .595 (25-42) during this stretch.
  • Tyrese Haliburton dished out a game-high 12 assists tonight and added seven points and five rebounds in 33 minutes … Haliburton has recorded 10+ assists 24 times in 70 games this season, something he did in five-of-58 contests last year.

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2021-22 SEASON-SERIES ALL-TIME RECORDS
DATESITERESULT  RAPTORS WINSPACERS WINS
10/27/2021TorontoW 118-100 Overall:4752
10/30/2021IndianaW 97-94 at Toronto:3119
11/26/2021IndianaL 114-97 at Indiana:1633
03/26/2022TorontoW 131-91    

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RAPTORS-PACERS PREGAME NOTES

GAME #20 – TORONTO RAPTORS (9-10) vs. INDIANA PACERS (8-12)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 – 8 P.M. (ET) – GAINBRIDGE FIELDHOUSE
TV: TSN – RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

• The Toronto Raptors (9-10) finish a six-game road trip (Nov. 15-26) Friday night against the Indiana Pacers (8-12) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Raptors are 2-3 on the trip and 7-4 on the road overall. Toronto has won the first two meetings with the Pacers this season. Fred VanVleet is averaging 21.0 points and 8.0 rebounds vs. Indiana this year. The Raptors have won six of the last eight meetings with the Pacers.
• Following Friday’s game at Indiana, Toronto begins a season-long seven-game homestand (Nov. 28—Dec. 13) Sunday night vs. Boston. The Raptors end the month of November with two home games and will play 10-of-13 games at Scotiabank Arena in December.
• The Raptors scored a season-high 126 points, made a season-best 47 field goals and shot a season-best .528 (47-89) from the field in Wednesday’s comeback victory at Memphis. The Grizzlies led 71-59 at the half. All five starters scored 17+ points in the win for Toronto. The starting five combined for 100 points and shot .544 (37-68) from the floor.
• The Raptors committed just 10 turnovers in Wednesday’s victory at Memphis. Toronto has now recorded fewer turnovers (or same) than its opponent in 15-of-19 games this season. The Raptors rank fourth in the
league in turnovers (12.9) and tied for second forcing opponents into 16.7 turnovers per game.
• Gary Trent Jr. scored 17 of his game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter Nov. 24 at Memphis. Trent Jr. has now scored 20+ points in five of the last seven games (Nov. 11-24), averaging 21.7 points. He is shooting .466 (54-116) from the field, .435 (27-62) from beyond the arc and a perfect 17-for-17 at the free
throw line during this stretch. The Raptors are 5-2 this season when Trent Jr. scores at least 20 points.
• Rookie Scottie Barnes recorded 17 points and a team-high nine rebounds Wednesday against the Grizzlies. Barnes leads all rookies in scoring (14.8), rebounds (8.4) and minutes (35.1), and ranks third with a .486 field goal percentage (105-216). He has led the Raptors in scoring five times, rebounds on seven occasions and scored 20+ points in four games.
Gary Trent Jr. (76) and Fred VanVleet (68) rank first and third respectively, in the NBA in deflections.
Trent Jr. also ranks fifth in the NBA in steals (2.05) and has tied his single-game career high with five steals three times. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons.
Toronto currently leads the NBA in steals (9.9) and deflections (20.2) per game.
OG Anunoby missed his fourth straight game (Nov. 18-24) Nov. 24 at Memphis with a left hip pointer. He sustained the injury during practice Nov. 17 in Portland. Anunoby is averaging a team-high 20.1 points and
has scored 20+ points eight times in 15 games played this season.


PROBABLE STARTERS
F – SCOTTIE BARNES #
4

MIN: 35.1 REB: 8.4 AST: 3.3 STL: 1.0 TO: 2.1 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 14.8
• Recorded 17 points, a team-high nine rebounds and three assists in 39 minutes Nov. 24 at Memphis.
• Tied with Precious Achiuwa for the team lead with three double-doubles.
• Leads all rookies in scoring (14.8), rebounds (8.4) and minutes (35.1), and ranks third in field goal % (.486).


F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43


MIN: 32.2 REB: 6.6 AST: 3.4 STL: 1.0 TO: 2.1 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 17.8

• Tallied 17 points, seven rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes of action Nov. 24 at Memphis.
• Needs five rebounds for 2,000 in his career; will become the 10th player in franchise history to reach milestone.
• Missed the first 10 games (Oct. 20 – Nov. 5) of the regular season recovering from left shoulder surgery.
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C – PRECIOUS ACHIUWA #5

MIN: 24.5 REB: 8.1 AST: 1.6 STL: 0.6 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 8.3
• Finished with 17 points, four rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes Nov. 24 at Memphis.
• Has scored in double figures in consecutive games (Nov. 21-24), averaging 14.5 points.
• Averaging 8.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 24.1 minutes in 12 games as a starter.


G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

MIN: 34.5 REB: 3.2 AST: 1.7 STL: 2.1 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 17.5
• Scored a team-high 26 points Nov. 24 at Memphis; added a season high-tying four assists in 39 minutes.
• Ranks fifth in the NBA in steals per game (2.05); has recorded multiple steals in 11 games.
• Averaging 19.8 points, and is shooting .392 (38-97) from three-point range, in November (12 games).


G – FRED VANVLEET #23


MIN: 38.0 REB: 4.9 AST: 6.8 STL: 1.7 TO: 3.1 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 19.4
• Contributed 23 points, six rebounds and a team-high seven assists in 37 minutes Nov. 24 at Memphis.
• In nine wins this season, averaging 21.1 points and is shooting .441 (30-68) from beyond the arc.
• Leads the NBA in minutes per game (38.0), and tied for 12th in both assists (6.8) and steals (1.65) per game.


INJURY REPORT
OG Anunoby (Left Hip; Pointer) – Questionable
Khem Birch (Right Knee; Swelling) – Out

2021-22 RECORDS
W-L EAST WEST
OVERALL 9-10 7-6 2-4
HOME 2-6 2-5 0-1
AWAY 7-4 5-1 2-3
OVERTIME 0-0 0-0 0-0

NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Boston Celtics
Date: Sunday, November 28
Tip-Off: 6 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Scotiabank Arena
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto

PACERS PROBABLE STARTERS
PLAYER / 2021-22 REGULAR SEASON AVERAGES NOTES

8 Justin Holiday

SF • 6-6 • 181 • Washington/USA • 9th Season
GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG
20/12 10.0 3.0 1.6 0.5 0.2 28.1
Posted his highest scoring total in his three seasons with Indiana
with 27 points as he shot 9-for-11 from the field (6-8 3FG) in the win
over Philadelphia, 11/13…Holiday was the only Pacers player to
appear in every game over the past two seasons…He has played in
246 consecutive games, which is the longest active streak in the
NBA, including 164 in a Pacers uniform.

11 Domantas Sabonis

PF • 6-11 • 240 • Gonzaga/Lithuania • 6th Season
GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG
20/20 17.8 11.2 3.8 1.3 0.4 34.0
Currently tied for second in the NBA this season with 12 doubledoubles…Entered the 2021-22 season as Indiana’s career franchise
leader in field goal percentage (.552), rebounding average (10.2),
and triple-doubles (10)…Recorded six triple-doubles last season –
most in a season in team history.

33 Myles Turner

C • 6-11 • 250 • Texas/USA • 7th Season
GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG
20/20 12.7 7.5 1.1 0.7 3.0 28.6
Leads the NBA in blocked shots this season with 58 (3.1 per
game)…Set a new career high with 40 points and matched his
previous high with five 3-pointers in the second game of 2021-22, at
Washington, 10/22…Led the NBA in blocks for the second time in his
career with 3.4 per game in 2020-21…Has led the NBA in blocks in
two of the last four seasons, and has ranked in the NBA’s top five in
each of the last five years.

22 Caris LeVert

SG • 6-6 • 205 • Michigan/USA • 6th Season
GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG
12/12 13.8 2.8 3.0 0.8 0.6 25.3
Made his season debut, earned the start and finished with 15 points
in 16 minutes against the Raptors, 10/30…Set new career highs as
he averaged 20.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.4 steals
over 47 games with the Brooklyn Nets (12) and Indiana Pacers (35).

7 Malcolm Brogdon

PG • 6-5 • 229 • Virginia/USA • 6th Season
GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG
15/15 21.3 6.1 5.8 0.7 0.7 35.0
Recorded the second triple-double of his NBA career and his first
since his rookie season as he finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds
and 10 assists in the win over Philadelphia, 11/13…Scored 20 or
more points a career-high 34 times in 2020-21 with four games of
30+ points, a feat he had accomplished only three times over his
previous four NBA seasons.


2021-22 REGULAR SEASON PACERS RECORDS
RECORD HOME ROAD OT
OVERALL 8-12 5-3 3-9 1-2
WESTERN 4-3 2-1 2-2 0-1
EASTERN 4-9 3-2 1-7 1-1
CENTRAL 1-2 0-1 1-1 —