DeRozan regains shooting touch as Raptors rout Pacers 101-85
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — DeMar DeRozan rebounded from his postseason shooting slump Thursday night, scoring 21 points, and Kyle Lowry also added 21 to help Toronto roll past Indiana 101-85.
The Raptors lead the best-of-seven first-round series 2-1 and have reclaimed the home-court advantage they squandered by losing the series opener last weekend.
Indiana was led by Paul George, who had 25 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Rookie Myles Turner scored 11 of 17 points in the second half.
But after the opening minutes, the game was never close.
DeRozan’s early scoring flurry spurred a 13-4 first-quarter run, which gave Toronto a 21-13 lead. The Raptors never trailed again.
And when DeRozan went to the bench at the start of the second quarter, the onslaught continued. Toronto opened the quarter on an 18-7 spurt, extending the lead to 42-24 and Indiana never got closer than 12 points again.