27/Apr/16 07:57

Toronto survived Indiana in Game 5

27 Apr 2016 2016-04-27T09:55:56+00:00.

Aris Barkas

- 27 Apr 2016


By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

With DeMar DeRozan scoring 34 points, the Toronto Raptors came back from a 15-point deficit and beat the Indiana Pacers 102-99, being only one win away from advancing to the semi-finals (3-2).

Toronto needed the help of the instant replay in order to secure the victory, as Solomon Hill hit a three-pointer, but failed to beat the buzzer, so the referees didn’t count the basket and the Raptors claimed the victory.

With Paul George being on fire, the Pacers made a tremendous start to the game (35-17) and retained their lead until the end of the third quarter (90-75).

Toronto responded, though, and went on a 23-2 run to earn a six-point advantage (98-92), but, as we stated above, they needed the instant replay to edge their opponents.

Apart from DeRozan, Kyle Lowry scored 14 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 11 and Bismack Biyombo made a double-double (10 points, 16 rebounds).

On the other hand, George ended the game with 39 points (on 11/19 shooting), George Hill had 15 points, Myles Turner scored 14 points and Solomon Hill 11, being perfect from the three-point line (3/3).

Game 6 is set to take place in Indiana on Friday.

Game highlights

DeRozan’s highlights

George’s amazing performance