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Pacers Break Losing Streak At Air Canada Centre

Last updated on Saturday, March 1, 2008

Mike Dunleavy scored 36 points, matching his career high, and Kareem Rush added 23 points and nine rebounds as the Indiana Pacers broke a four-game losing streak with a 122-111 win over the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre.

The Pacers, playing without Danny Granger, who served a one-game suspension for striking Chicago's Andres Nocioni in the face on Wednesday, led by 10 at the end of one and held the lead the remainder of the way.

Travis Diener had 10 points and 10 assists and Troy Murphy added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers in a balanced effort.

Toronto was led by Andrea Bargnani with 27 and Anthony Parker with 25. The Raptors' Chris Bosh was off to a good start with seven points and five rebounds in the first quarter, but he left late in the quarter with a sore right knee and did not return.

The Pacers (23-36) move a half-game ahead of Milwaukee in a battle for fourth place in the Central Division, and host the Bucks Sunday at 6pm at Conseco Fieldhouse.

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