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Pacers Use Big Rally To Knock Off Raptors

Last updated on Tuesday, January 12, 2010

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The Indiana Pacers overcame a 23-point deficit to win their third-straight game at home, defeating the Toronto Raptors 105-101.

Toronto led 59-36 with 4:21 left in the second quarter before the Pacers cut the deficit to 13 at halftime.

Indiana cut into the lead early in the third thanks to a 9-3 run to open the quarter and the Pacers trailed by six entering the final period.

Indiana took the lead for good when Earl Watson drained a three-pointer with 5:07 left in the game to give the Pacers a 95-92 lead.

Danny Granger led the blue and gold with 23 points with Troy Murphy adding 20 points and 16 rebounds as the Pacers improve to 12-25.

Chris Bosh scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed ten rebounds to lead Toronto with Andrea Bargnani adding twelve points and 17 boards.

Tyler Hansbrough returned to the lineup for Indiana, scoring four points in twelve minutes of play.

The rookie out of North Carolina had missed the past seven games with an inner-ear infection.

The Pacers host the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.

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