Raptors rally for 3-2 lead over Pacers


April 27, 2016
Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (centre) drives for the basket around Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner (right) during the first half of game five of an NBA first-round playoff basketball series in Toronto in April.


DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points and the Toronto Raptors held on for a 102-99 victory over the Indiana Pacers and a 3-2 lead in their first-round series last night.

The Raptors overcame 39 points from Paul George and a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter, getting 14 points from Kyle Lowry.

Bismack Biyombo had 10 points and 16 rebounds for the second-seeded Raptors, who can clinch the first seven-game play-off series victory in franchise history by beating the Pacers in Indiana on Friday night.

George Hill had 15 points and Myles Turner 14 for the Pacers, who led by as many as 17 and never trailed through the first three quarters before coming unglued in the fourth.

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