TORONTO (AP) — Terrence Ross scored 24 points to lead the short-handed Toronto Raptors 102-94 over the Indiana Pacers on Friday.
Jonas Valanciunas added 22 points and nine rebounds, while DeMar DeRozan scored 20 for the Raptors, who earned their fifth win in six games despite missing starters Kyle Lowry and Amir Johnson.
Greivis Vasquez and Nando De Colo each had 10 points, while Patrick Patterson, who started in place of Johnson in only his third game since missing 11 with an elbow injury, had seven rebounds.
Paul George had 26 points to top the Pacers and David West added 21.
There was a postseason vibe to Friday’s Eastern Conference matchup between two teams that could potentially meet in the second round of the playoffs.