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Kyle Lowry impresses in his return as Raptors end Pacers' win streak

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Kyle Lowry (NBA Getty Images)

The Indiana Pacers' league-best six-game win streak came to an end as they suffered a 16-point loss in Toronto Sunday night.

Their last loss prior to this one? A three-point decision to these same Raptors on Dec. 19 at Scotiabank Arena.

The Raptors built upon the momentum of a thrilling road victory over the Bucks Saturday night to win their second straight over one of the East's top teams.

If you missed any of the action, check below for updates from throughout the night…

Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers

Preview | Box score | Play-by-play

Final: Raptors 121, Pacers 105

9:45 p.m. - Norman Powell finishes the night with a game-high 23 points as the Raptors earn a 16-point win over the Pacers.

After missing six games, Kyle Lowry returned to finish with 12 points and eight assists in under 32 minutes of action. Eight Raptors finished in double figures for the first time in over two years as the team used a very balanced attack to get past the Pacers.

Indiana, who entered the night with a six-game win streak, was led by 21 points from Bojan Bogdanovic. Domantas Sabonis, who started in place of Myles Turner, finished the night with a 16-point, 11-rebound double-double. Victor Oladipo finished the night with 16 points (on 6-for-15 shooting).

9:31 p.m. - The Raptors' lead is up to 15 points with under six minutes to play in regulation.

Toronto calls for a timeout and the score is 109-94 with 5:44 left to play as Norman Powell is up to a game-high 21 points off the bench.

9:25 p.m. - We've reached another break in the action as the Pacers call for a timeout with 8:34 remaining in regulation.

Toronto leads 103-90 as its bench continues to deliver.

End of Third Quarter: Raptors 96, Pacers 84

9:17 p.m. - After Nick Nurse's early timeout Toronto outscored Indiana 26-16 to take a 12-point lead into the fourth quarter.

It's been a balanced effort for the Raptors, who have seen seven players score in double figures so far. Serge Ibaka leads the way with 18 points while the bench has scored 31 points. In his first game of the new year, Kyle Lowry has 12 points and eight assists through three quarters.

Indiana is led by Bojan Bogdanovic's game-high 19 points while Victor Oladipo has added 14 points. Domantas Sabonis has 12 points and eight rebounds through three quarters.

9:10 p.m. - Serge Ibaka is feeling it! He sinks another jumper to give the Raptors a 90-79 lead. Ibaka now has 18 points on the night.

Indiana calls for a timeout down 11 with 3:14 remaining in the third.

9:01 p.m. - Toronto responds appropriately and has gotten its lead back to eight points thanks to a 3-pointer from Serge Ibaka, who now has 13 points on the night.

Timeout Indiana as it trails 82-74 with 7:30 remaining in the third.

Danny Green leads the Raptors with 15 points while Bojan Bogdanovic leads all scorers with 19 points.

8:58 p.m. - Defence often leads to offence and in this case, means a slam from Pascal Siakam

8:52 p.m. - The Pacers open the half with five unanswered points to make it a 9-0 run since the 1:04 mark of the second quarter.

Nick Nurse calls for a quick timeout as the Raptors lead has dwindled to two. It's 70-68 with 10:50 remaining in the third.

Halftime: Raptors 70, Pacers 63

8:34 p.m. - Toronto takes a seven-point lead into the half thanks to a hot shooting first half.

The Raptors finished the half shooting 56.8 percent from the field and hitting 10 of their 18 3-point attempts (55.6 percent).

In his first game since Dec. 22, Kyle Lowry registered nine points, three assists and three rebounds in the first half. Three Raptors are in double figures: Danny Green leads the way with 12 points while Norman Powell and Fred VanVleet have both scored 10 points.

The Pacers were 24-for-44 (54.5 percent) from the field but shot just 2-for-8 (25 percent) from deep in the first half. Bojan Bogdanovic has a game-high 16 points and 2018 Most Improved Player Victor Oladipo has added 13 points.

8:22 p.m. - 4:43 remains in the half and the Raptors hold on to a 56-50 lead.

Timeout on the floor.

In his return, Kyle Lowry leads the way with nine points while the bench has increased its total to 22 points led by seven from both Greg Monroe and Norman Powell.

Bojan Bogdanovic is still the game's high scorer with 14 points. Victor Oladipo has also reached double figures with 10 points on the night.

8:12 p.m. - One night after a less-than-stellar showing in Milwaukee, the Raptors reserves are making a difference vs. the Pacers.

The team is now on a 9-0 run thanks to a 3-pointer from Norman Powell, who has scored seven of the team's 17 bench points tonight.

Timeout Indiana as Toronto leads 48-41 four minutes into the second quarter.

End of First Quarter: Raptors 37, Pacers 35

8:05 p.m. - At the end of a high-scoring first quarter, Toronto holds a two-point lead over the visitors.

The Raptors, who shot 65.2 percent fromt the field, are led by eight points from Serge Ibaka while Fred VanVleet has added seven points. Kyle Lowry and Danny Green have each chipped in six points.

Bojan Bogdanovic's game-high 12 points lead the way for the Pacers, who shot 61.9 percent from the field. Domantas Sabonis has added eight points in just under 11 minutes of action.

7:57 p.m. - Serge Ibaka is feeling it early!

The Raptors centre is up to a team-high eight points after knocking down a turnaround jumper to tie things up at 26.

Indiana, who is led by 11 points from Bojan Bogdanovic, calls for timeout with 3:30 left in the opening frame.

7:50 p.m. - We've reached the first break in the action as the Raptors lead 20-17 with 6:11 remaining in the first.

Kyle Lowry and Danny Green lead the way early on with six points apiece.

7:44 p.m. - Kyle Lowry is back!

In his first action since Dec. 22, the Raptors point guard is making his presence felt early with a 3-pointer and a tough finish through contact.

7:39 p.m. - Indiana wins the tip and gets on the board first with an and-one finish from Bojan Bogdanovic.

Pregame

6:35 p.m. - With Kyle Lowry back active, the four-time All-Star will start alongside Fred VanVleet, Danny Green, Pascal Siakam and Serge Ibaka.

6:30 p.m. - Pacers centre Myles Turner is out with a shoulder issue and Domantas Sabonis will start in his absence.

5:50 p.m. - Kyle Lowry, who was previously ruled as questionable, has now been cleared to play tonight per multiple reports. Lowry returns to the lineup after missing the team's last six games.

11:30 a.m. - After playing 38 minutes in the Raptors' win Saturday night, Michael Grange reports Kawhi Leonard will not play as a precautionary measure.

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