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NBA: Indiana 93, Toronto 81

March 1, 2013 at 10:11 PM   |   Comments

TORONTO, March 1 (UPI) -- Paul George helped Indiana break open the game late in the third period Friday and the Pacers went on to defeat Toronto 93-81.

Indiana bounced back from a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers 24 hours earlier to win for the 11th time in 14 games. The Pacers now lead Chicago by 3 1/2 games in the Central Division.

The Indiana advantage was only four points with 7 minutes left in the third period, but during the rest of the quarter the Pacers outscored the Raptors 17-8.

George finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds while Roy Hibbert contributed 18 points and David West had 15 to go with 11 boards.

Indiana outrebounded Toronto by 13 and held the Raptors to 40 percent shooting.

Rudy Gay had 21 points for Toronto, which has lost three in a row.

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