Postgame Report: Pacers 130, Raptors 101 090408

All-Star forward racked up 29 points in 28 minutes, making 10-of-16 shots from the field and 9-of-9 from the line, adding four rebounds and a blocked shot.

Name Min. +/- Name Min. +/-
Maceo Baston 7:08 -2 Marquis Daniels DNP ---
Travis Diener 13:26 --9 Mike Dunleavy DNP ---
T.J. Ford 20:41 +27 Jeff Foster 14:26 +18
Stephen Graham 24:57 +11 Danny Granger 27:43 +32
Roy Hibbert 26:26 +13 Jarrett Jack 31:54 +39
Josh McRoberts 22:25 -4 Troy Murphy 25:35 +33
Rasho Nesterovic DNP --- Brandon Rush 25:19 -13

  • Points in the paint: Pacers 62, Raptors 42
  • Fast-break points: Pacers 17, Raptors 12
  • Second-chance points: Raptors 14, Pacers 10
  • Points off turnovers: Pacers 14, Raptors 10
  • Starters scoring: Pacers 88, Raptors 56
  • Bench scoring: Raptors 45, Pacers 42

  • The Pacers established a season-high for points despite scoring just 15 in the fourth quarter. They also had a season-high for points in a half with 74 in the first.

  • Tonight's win is the Pacers' seventh in their last 16 games against the Raptors. the Pacers have won just four of their last eight at Conseco Fieldhouse vs. the Raptors, including the last two in a row.
  • With his 14 rebounds tonight, Troy Murphy has 813 rebounds this season and he is just the third player in the team's NBA history with 800 or more rebounds in a single season.
  • With his 14 points and 14 rebounds, Murphy recorded his career-high 46th double-double of the season, one short of the Pacers' NBA single-season record held by Clark Kellogg (1982-83).
  • T.J. Ford registered his fourth double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 assists. He has had 10+ assists just five times this season.
  • Including tonight's 50-91 FGS (.549), the Pacers have shot 50+ percent from the floor in five straight games. Tonight's win lifts the Pacers' record when shooting 50+ percent FGS to 8-9.
  • The 130 points Indiana scored tonight are its most ever against the Raptors and the 29-point win is the largest for either team in the series between the Pacers and the Raptors.
  • Josh McRoberts recorded career-highs with 12 points and 11 rebounds, giving him his first career double-double. He also had one assist, a steal and two of the team's five blocked shots.
  • The Pacers outscored the Raptors, 62-42, in the paint tonight. The Pacers have scored 60+ points in the paint three times this season, including two of the last four games. Tonight's total ties the team's most points in the paint this season.
  • Tonight's win is the Pacers' 16th of the season (16-38) in a game in which they allowed the opposition 100 points or more.
  • The Raptors' Chris Bosh and Patrick O'Bryant led their team with 21 and 16 points, respectively, shooting 17-26 FGS (.654) between them. The rest of the Raptors shot a combined 21-73 FGS (.288).
  • The Pacers had 30 assists tonight, their sixth of 30 or more this season. However that was Indiana's most assists in its last 41 games--since having a season-high 34 assists at Utah, 1/12.

  • The Pacers play their final road game of the season Friday in Atlanta against the Hawks (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Indiana, 1070 The Fan).

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  • April 8, 2009 at Conseco Fieldhouse

    Pacers 130, Raptors 101


    “30 assists is great. We played very unselfishly all night and really had our way offensively. It’s nice to pretty much get out to a lead and maintain it."

    (On the assists) "Any time you pass the ball like that and attack the basket … I thought we did a good job. I thought our guys, again, played very unselfishly. It’s just nice to get a win with that type of margin and give everybody a chance to play."

    (On Roy Hibbert) "I think Roy is pretty confident offensively … I’m confident in him and always have been. He’s a very polished low post scorer. His scoring ability is good."

    (On big wins in the last two games) "I think our guys seem to be having fun playing basketball. They’re playing hard. They’re working hard in practice. They’re an easy group to coach. Any time that we can challenge shots like we did tonight and get out on the break, we can put points on the board. If we can bring this defense around, we’ll be good."

    (On Josh McRoberts) "Offensively he is doing some good things. He’s working on his shooting. I thought he did some nice things defensively, although it wasn’t our best defensive effort in the fourth quarter, which is a little disappointing. I think he had a solid game."

    (On Jarrett Jack) "Jarrett is a terrific leader. He’s really doing an excellent job of taking care of the basketball. His assist-to-turnover ratio over the last half of the season is very good. He really understands our offense and what we’re trying to get out of it. And he is willing to do whatever he can to execute it.”


    (On his double-double in 22 minutes) "It’s good to get the opportunity to get out there and play and be involved in a win. Obviously, you can’t do a lot from where I sit at the end of the bench. And when the opportunity presents itself, I want to get out there and do the best I can and help out."

    "I need to work on my rebounding and I think I got some of it done tonight. I can build on this as well as our team. It was a good win for us and we just need to continue.”


    “We played hard tonight, executed a lot of things we’ve been working on. I am running the floor much better than I have in the past. I am improving, but still have a long way to go."

    "This time we wanted to let the crowd relax at the end and not have them holding their breath to see if we were going to hold on and pull it out. This was a good win for everybody. Everybody contributed and we can finish this season on a good note.”


    “They made shots early and often and we didn’t provide much resistance the first three quarters."

    "We need to be competitive and try to win games.”


    (On his first career start) "It felt good. I did not see it coming. Before the game, I was sitting in the trainers’ room and they told me Andrea (Bargnani) was not going to be able to play and to get ready. I was surprised and a little nervous. I felt like I did all right. I know I made some mistakes. But I was able to get into the flow of the game pretty good."

    (On getting into foul trouble) "I still have to be aggressive. I can’t play passively out there. I have to show the team that I can play aggressive near the basket. I think I’ll start to get some calls if I continue to do that. But I’ve just got to go out and play, work on my jump shot and make passes on offensive, then hustle down court and play some defense.”


    (On the game) "It’s over, man. The best part about it is that it’s over."

    "Doesn’t matter which five we’ve got out there, we’ve got to play.”

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