What a difference a day makes.
Following his worst game of the season, Malcolm Brogdon leads the Indiana Pacers to a victory over the Toronto Raptors with 36 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. He received some help from Myles Turnes, who recorded a 21-point, 10-rebound double-double, as well as Jeremy Lamb, who scored 22 points off the bench.
Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 25 points while Norman Powell scored 24 points. Kyle Lowry (12) and OG Anunoby (10) were the only other players on the Raptors in double figures scoring.
Check below for updates, stats and highlights from the game.
Final score: Indiana Pacers 129, Toronto Raptors 114
9:39 p.m. - The answer is no, the Raptors do not have one more run in them. Pacers end up with a double digit win.
9:30 p.m. - T.J. McConnell has had a nice game for the Pacers. His floater gives Indiana a 10-point lead with 1:50 remaining. Do the Raptors have one more run in them?
9:29 p.m. - Myles Turner's third block of the game is a big one - preventing a layup from Norman Powell that would've cut Indiana's lead to seven points with 2:37 to go.
9:23 p.m. - An update on OG Anunoby:
OG has cleared concussion protocol and is available to return after getting stitched up, per the broadcast.- Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) January 26, 2021
He has now returned to the game.
9:19 p.m. - Fred VanVleet has range.
That's DEEP pic.twitter.com/w2fQSkOAHc- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 26, 2021
9:17 p.m. - The Raptors have been without OG Anunoby for all but 54 seconds in this fourth quarter. He's still in the locker room after taking a hit to the face while contesting a layup.
9:10 p.m. - Pacers lead 106-102 with 6:51 to go. Having drawn a shooting foul DeAndre' Bembry, Myles Turner has an opportunity to extend Indiana's lead to six points coming out of the timeout. Important minutes coming up for the Raptors.
End of third quarter: Indiana Pacers 98, Toronto Raptors 97
8:55 p.m. - This one feels like it's going down to the wire. The Pacers still have the lead, but the Raptors trail by only one point entering the fourth.
A balanced effort has gotten the Raptors back in the game. OG Anunoby and Norman Powell each scored eight points in the third quarter while Yuta Watanabe gave the Raptors a boost off the bench with seven points.
Watanabe knocked down a 3-pointer, scored on a putback and drew a loose ball foul in the closing seconds of the third quarter, leading to a pair of free throws.
.@wacchi1013: Cool as a cucumber pic.twitter.com/DeWtKDlnoA- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 26, 2021
8:44 p.m. - Chris Boucher has two big-time blocks in the third quarter, one on Doug McDermott...
NO CHANCE. NONE. pic.twitter.com/UFkNaLrOyZ- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 26, 2021
...the other on Malcolm Brogdon.
Everyone's invited to the @chrisboucher block party pic.twitter.com/LIFm9yQBVO- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 26, 2021
8:38 p.m. - Another bucket for Malcolm Brogdon. He's up to 22 points.
stepback splash ☔️@MalcolmBrogdon7 | #AlwaysGame pic.twitter.com/PPZfwvktWg- Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 26, 2021
8:33 p.m. - A strong start to the second half for the Raptors. Indiana's lead is now down to two points following a layup from Fred VanVleet and a free throw from Kyle Lowry.
8:28 p.m. - Another block for the league's leading shot blocker.
🤫🤫 pic.twitter.com/sgYiXovPud- Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 26, 2021
8:26 p.m. - Raptors head coach Nick Nurse is starting the second half with Chris Boucher at centre, not Aron Baynes.
End of second quarter: Indiana Pacers 70, Toronto Raptors 60
8:08 p.m. - A dominant quarter by the Pacers. They outscored the Raptors 37-30 in the frame to take a 10-point lead at the half.
🔥🔥🔥- Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 26, 2021
the block ➡️ the bucket pic.twitter.com/q1RCuu6pfo
8:05 p.m. - After scoring 12 points on Sunday, Malcolm Brogdon is Indiana's leading scorer with 17 points as the first half draws to a close.
8:01 p.m. - The Pacers lead 54-49 with 4:14 remaining in the half. Norman Powell (14 points) and Fred VanVleet (11) are keeping the Raptors in it.
7:58 p.m. - Domantas Sabonis will not return, the Pacers announced.
7:55 p.m. - Goga Bitadze has given the Pacers some good minutes off the bench in place of Domantas Sabonis. He already has four points and two blocks in the second quarter.
7:43 p.m. - Rough news for the Pacers: Domantas Sabonis is questionable to return with a left knee contusion.
Injury update: Domantas Sabonis is questionable to return tonight with a left knee contusion.- Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 26, 2021
End of first quarter: Indiana Pacers 33, Toronto Raptors 30
7:42 p.m. - It's a one possession game after one quarter of play, with the Pacers leading by three.
Domantas Sabonis (11) and Malcolm Brogdon (7) are leading the Pacers in scoring with a combined 18 points. It was an up and down quarter for the Raptors, but Norman Powell is off to a strong start with nine points, three assists and three rebounds.
7:40 p.m. - Wow! What a block by Stanley Johnson.
.@iAmSJ SAID GIMMIE DAT ISH pic.twitter.com/1qfigCWla5- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 26, 2021
7:33 p.m. - What a difference a day makes. Domantas Sabonis struggled greatly on Sunday, finishing with 10 points on 1-for-10 shooting from the field. The first quarter isn't done yet and he's already up to 11 points on 3-for-5 shooting in this one.
sharing is caring 🎁- Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 26, 2021
10 AST on 11 FG so far tonight 🔥 pic.twitter.com/x4oQhwIGvS
7:25 p.m. - OG Anunoby earns an early seat on the bench by picking up his second foul with 6:22 remaining in the first quarter.
7:17 p.m. - Slow start for the Raptors, who find themselves trailing 13-7 heading into the game's first break in the action. Norman Powell has four points off of a couple smooth drives to the basket, but everyone else has started the game 1-for-8 from the field.
With the left?- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 26, 2021
That's tuff pic.twitter.com/gqkm9CNzUO
Malcolm Brogdon looks much more comfortable than he did on Sunday. After scoring a season-low 12 points, he already has four points and two assists.
6:34 p.m. - Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell, OG Anunoby and Aron Baynes get the start for the Raptors.
Tonight's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/qbAhwDjd5z- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 25, 2021
Starting for the Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon, Justin Holiday, Doug McDermott, Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner.
your @MotorolaUS starting five 👇- Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 25, 2021
𝟕 - @MalcolmBrogdon7
𝟖 - @JustHolla7
𝟐𝟎 - @dougmcdermott
𝟏𝟏 - @Dsabonis11
𝟑𝟑 - @Original_Turner pic.twitter.com/nfjDJiwIx2
5:38 p.m. - According to Raptors PR, Kyle Lowry (right foot soreness) is available while Pascal Siakam (left knee swelling) remains out.
Lowry is averaging 18.2 points, 7.1 assists and 6.5 rebounds in 36.2 minutes per game this season.
5:05 p.m. - The Raptors held the Pacers to 40.2 percent shooting from the field and 33.3 percent from 3-point range on Sunday. The Raptors also forced 18 turnovers.
Moment: Defence is the key- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 25, 2021
Open Gym presented by Bell pic.twitter.com/Mt2tOD6Hz0
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