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.
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.