Defence the difference as Raptors pull out last-minute win over Pacers

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In the fourth quarter alone, Leonard scored nine points and led the charge for a Raptors' squad that trailed most of the game, including a 17-point deficit at one point.

Fred VanVleet capped a late Toronto rally with a three-pointer with 25.9 seconds left and the Raptors snapped a two-game slide by beating the Indiana Pacers 99-96 on Wednesday. "I can't do nothing about it now except learn from it".

His first three ignited the sellout crowd at Scotiabank Arena, bringing the Raptors within seven points with eight minutes left, and his second followed an emphatic Kawhi Leonard dunk moments later to make it a two-point game at 90-88.

In Indiana's early-season win over the Wine & Gold, Oladipo finished with 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting to lead a balanced Pacers attack.

D'Angelo Russell had 22 points and matched his career high 13 assists as the Brooklyn Nets extended the NBA's longest active winning streak to six games with a 115-110 defeat of the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Pascal Siakam (back) is returning from a one-game absence, so Miles will head back to the bench.

This is only the second time the Pacers have held their opponent to under 100 points and lost this season, and it's also the team's first loss since December 1.

Oladipo scored 20 points for the Pacers, who made only 5 of 18 shots in the fourth, scoring 11 points.

Cleveland edged the Pacers 92-91 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, snapping Indiana's seven-game winning streak in a game the Blue and Gold appeared to have in hand.

The Raptors took just their second lead of the night with 26.4 seconds to play off a Fred VanVleet three pointer.

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IN led 34-24 after the first quarter. The Raptors recovered the ball and Green sealed it with a pair of free throws. "Just poor execution down the stretch".

It was the third consecutive game missed for Lowry, who is out with a thigh injury. IN is now 14-4 against Eastern Conference teams this season.

Jonas Valanciunas (Out - Thumb): The Raptors announced that Valanciunas had surgery on his thumb and will be in a cast for at least four weeks.

Like Young, he finished with 10 points in the opening meeting between these two teams in October.

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