MIKE DUNLEAVY
Scored 22 points in 29 minutes, including three huge free throws with 51 seconds left after the Raptors had cut the deficit to one point, adding three assists, two blocked shots and two rebounds.
Name Min. +/- Name Min. +/-
Maceo Baston DNP --- Marquis Daniels DNP ---
Travis Diener 8:07 +8 Mike Dunleavy 28:54 +6
T. J. Ford 22:04 +14 Jeff Foster 27:37 -13
Stephen Graham 14:06 +6 Danny Granger 31:52 +4
Roy Hibbert 1:55 +1 Jarrett Jack 38:35 +5
Josh McRoberts 5:24 -8 Troy Murphy 41:18 +17
Rasho Nesterovic 15:22 +7 Brandon Rush 4:46 -12
  • Points in the paint: Pacers 38, Raptors 36
  • Fast-break points: Pacers 10, Raptors 2
  • Second-chance points: Raptors 14, Pacers 10
  • Points off turnovers: Pacers 29, Raptors 14
  • Starters scoring: Pacers 88, Raptors 82
  • Bench scoring: Pacers 23, Raptors 22
  • Including tonight's seven-point margin, the last 12 home games have been decided by a total of 55 points (4.6 per game) and five have gone into overtime.
  • Tonight's win is the Pacers' sixth in their last 15 games against the Raptors. the Pacers have won just three of their last seven at Conseco Fieldhouse vs. the Raptors and had lost two in a row prior to tonight.
  • With tonight's win, the Pacers have won consecutive games for just the fourth time this season and Indiana is now 5-4 in its last nine games.
  • The Pacers had all five starters score in double figures for the eighth time this season and they are 6-2 in those games.
  • Including all five starters, the Pacers had a season-high seven different players that all had at least three assists.
  • Jarrett Jack led the Pacers with seven assists while committing no turnovers in 38+ minutes.
  • The Pacers outscored the Raptors, 38-36, in the paint and improved their record to 13-16 in games in which they outscore the opposition in the paint.
  • With 15 points and 15 rebounds, Troy Murphy registered his 20th double-double of the season in 40 games. In 2007-08, Murphy registered 10 double-doubles in 75 games.
  • The Raptors shot just 41.0 percent from the floor tonight, the lowest shooting mark by a Pacers' opponent in the last 25 games--since Charlotte shot 40.7 percent at Conseco Fieldhouse, 11/28.
  • Danny Granger's team-high 23 points gives him 20+ points in 14 straight games, the longest active streak in the NBA.
  • The Pacers forced Toronto into 20 turnovers and scored 29 points off those errors. That is only the third time this season that Indiana's opponent has had 20 or more turnovers and that is the most points off turnovers that Indiana has scored this season.
  • Outrebounded, 49-38, by the Raptors, the Pacers tied a season-low with just five offensive rebounds
  • The Pacers had no shots blocked tonight, the first time that has occurred this season. This also the first time in 2008-09 that Toronto has not had at least one rejection.
  • After a rare weekend off, the Pacers travel to New Orleans to face the Hornets in a special Martin Luther King Day afternoon game Monday (3:30 p.m., 1070 The Fan). Please note, the game will not be televised by Fox Sports Indiana.
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  • Jan 16, 2009 at Conseco Fieldhouse
    Pacers 111, Raptors 104


    PACERS COACH JIM O'BRIEN
    “Good win but we didn’t make it easy on ourselves. I was very pleased with our ball movement in the first half. We’re third in the league in assists because our guys are pretty unselfish. We’re good passers and as we get guys back we’ll get better tempo and better ball movement because we’ll be able to keep guys fresh."

    "I thought we got good looks (in the fourth quarter), they just didn’t fall. We will never back off on tempo or ball movement when a team is coming back. That’s the worst possible message to send to your players. We did a great job knocking down foul shots down the stretch."

    "Troy’s game is a little understated and that’s not a bad thing. He’s a great guy to have on your side.”


    PACERS CENTER JEFF FOSTER
    “We did a great job for three quarters spacing the floor, ball movement and defense. But then in the fourth quarter we began to drift a little bit and go back to the bad ways. We were able to regroup and get things together and came out with a tough win to head out on a tough two road games."

    "We are beginning to know each other a little better. And as we do that we’re going to learn and do nothing but get better.”


    PACERS FORWARD TROY MURPHY
    “Once again, we came out ready, out hustled, out played and kept the floor pretty well spaced for three quarters. Don’t know what happens in the fourth quarter, but somehow, some way we seem to change our flow."

    (On his 15 points and 15 rebounds) " I continue to work hard and try to help space the floor, which leads to other people being open. I continue work on my shot and as I said before I have confidence every time I let it go."

    "In short, I feel we are about to turn the corner on this road trip and really get ourselves going. I feel more comfortable about myself and the team every game we play.”


    RAPTORS COACH JAY TRIANO
    (On the first three quarters) "We didn’t have flow offensively. We didn’t play good defense. We couldn’t get in the flow offensively. We just didn’t play well the first three quarters."

    (On the fourth quarter comeback) "Good things happened at the end of the game. But we still didn’t win the game."

    (On Jermaine O’Neal) "His timing is off. He did well rebounding the ball in short minutes. He’s always going to go get the ball for you. It’s all about timing. And he’ll get his jump shot back.”


    RAPTORS GUARD ANTHONY PARKER
    (On the first three quarters) "I didn’t feel like we were playing Raptors basketball. We didn’t shoot well or execute. And they (the Pacers) are a team that likes to run and get it out and they did that against us."

    (On the last quarter comeback) "I thought we started executing offensively. We had a sense of urgency. But for all we did offensively, you can’t do that if you’re not getting stops. And we were talking on defense and being more proactive. In that way we were able to get back into the game."

    (On the Raptors’ perseverance) "I think this was the first time we’ve come back from that type of deficit. That’s encouraging. That’s the silver lining, but the end result is still a loss.”


    RAPTORS CENTER JERMAINE O'NEAL
    (On his emotions coming back to Indiana) "Might have been different any other time if I was able to play a little bit more and not be dealing with this injury. It’s always good to be back. I had an opportunity to see a lot of people that I haven’t seen in a while. It was good to be able to enjoy my house. But otherwise, it was just another game tonight."

    (On the comeback) "The guys hunkered down. They kept fighting and fighting and were able to make it a game. I think it was because of our defense we were able to get stops, we were taking away their threes and their open jumpers making it difficult for them."

    (On how he felt physically) "It’s hard to evaluate. I don’t even know how many minutes I played tonight. But I feel pretty good. We just need to keep building on tonight, see how I bounce back in practice. I told the guys when I came out at the end of the third quarter that I’d give myself a passing grade. But I just want tot work my way back and not push anything.