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Last updated on Tuesday, April 10, 2012
(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Indiana Pacers completed a three-game season series sweep of Toronto, knocking off the Raptors 103-98 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Pacers controlled the first half, building a 14-point lead at intermission. They led by as many as 16 points in the third quarter before the Raptors chipped away, using a 15-2 run to get to within two at 81-79 with 6:46 remaining in the game. The Blue-and-Gold responded with a 5-0 run and held off a late Toronto charge to preserve the win.
Danny Granger and George Hill led Indiana with 18 points apiece. Hill was making his first start of the season in place of Darren Collison, who was sidelined with a groin injury. Paul George finished with 15 points with Leandro Barbosa adding 14 off the bench as the Pacers improve to 35-and-22 on the season.
Linas Kleiza led Toronto with 18 points with Alan Anderson finishing with 17 as the Raptors lose their third game in a row.
The Pacers are back in action on Wednesday night when they face the Cavaliers in Cleveland.
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