Game stream: Indiana Pacers vs. Toronto Raptors

Game stream: Indiana Pacers vs. Toronto Raptors

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Game stream: Indiana Pacers vs. Toronto Raptors

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The Indiana Pacers (1-4) play against the Toronto Raptors (3-3) at Scotiabank Arena

Game Time: 7:30 PM EDT on Wednesday October 27, 2021

Indiana Pacers 100, Toronto Raptors 118 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Scottie Barnes already doing what Ben Simmons can do.
18-7-7, great switching defense, zero threes attempted. – 12:50 AM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
GAME THEORY PODCAST: @matt_pennie joins to break down the first week for the 2021 NBA Draft Rookie Class
Lot of positive stuff on Evan Mobley, Scottie Barnes, and Chris Duarte. Also, the Jalens, Franz, Davion, NBA Chalamet!, and plenty others!
SUBSCRIBE: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gam…12:44 AM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Wed
Scottie Barnes, 18 pts, 7 reb, 7 ast, 2 blk
Josh Giddey, 18 pts, 2 reb, 10 ast, 1 stl
Franz Wagner, 15 pts, 1 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk
Chris Duarte, 14 pts, 4 reb 1 ast, 1 stl
Dalano Banton, 10 pts, 1 reb, 3 ast, 1 blk – 12:30 AM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Nick Nurse has noticed a change in the way these early-season games are being officiated. As Wednesday’s win over the Pacers showed, a looser whistle and some extra physicality isn’t a bad thing for the Raptors and their active defence: https://t.co/JaQ0UoOsQI pic.twitter.com/NFw4Q9OOw812:24 AM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
For at least one night, the Raptors’ combo of speed and length was more than enough to overcome skilled size + more observations from Raptors-Pacers: theathletic.com/2918014/2021/1…12:07 AM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Thought OG Anunoby set tone for Toronto in 1st Q vs. Indiana. It was a star-level wing performance for that 12-minute stretch. Part of Anunoby’s maturation is doing this over a full game, but loved how he used his frame/physicality mixed w/ improved handle to drop 16 1st Q points pic.twitter.com/5h1w2r7MM511:28 PM

Pascal Siakam @pskills43
Great win tonight 👏🏾 can’t wait to be back!!
#WeTheNorth10:50 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Fred VanVleet on assistant coach Pascal Siakam: “He won’t shut up. I’ve never heard him talk this much in my life.” pic.twitter.com/2g9x43PU0D10:38 PM

Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Fred says Pascal Siakam “won’t shut up” on the sideline. Thinks he’s getting antsy to get back on the court. – 10:33 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
“My rule is if it gets below head level, it’s mine,” Fred VanVleet on his first double-figures (10) rebound game. – 10:31 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Dalano Banton, wearing a Raptors championship hat post-game. pic.twitter.com/Ih80q4eIhb10:24 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
“They just outworked us and played harder than us,” Chris Duarte said of the Raptors. – 10:24 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Nurse mentioned a couple things that went into the decision to go with Banton over Dragic tonight. The first is obvious, he’s been impressed with Dalano and wanted to get him more run. But also, he wanted to get Boucher going and liked that pairing with Chris/Dalano. – 10:17 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
We’re back…and we’ll be here all year. The #SmithAndJones vlog. Instant analysis from the #Raptors impressive win over the #Pacers
@Paul Jones @FAN590 @Sportsnet #rtz #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/7XGYbfxgC010:16 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Malcolm Brogdon has a left hamstring issue, Carlisle says. Unknown severity. Isaiah Jackson is being looked at right now, he adds. – 10:10 PM
J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael
I haven’t seen #PacersRaptors but based on what I see about Sabonis’ 4 shot attempts, let me guess…. OG Anunoby factor in? Remember what he did last season when he was the primary defender in a small lineup with help from Boucher? Or was it Achiuwa? – 10:10 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Fred VanVleet tonight:
✅ 26 PTS
✅ 10 REB
✅ 6 AST
✅ 6-7 3P
It’s the first time VanVleet has recorded double figures in rebounds in a game. – 10:09 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
OG Anunoby last 3 games:
23.3 PPG
5.0 RPG
3.0 SPG
4.3 3PG
49/48/83% pic.twitter.com/rooI4YalID10:07 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Pretty jarring to see that Sabonis only took 4 total shots tonight. Toronto took him out of his game in a way I don’t recall ever seeing before. – 10:05 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
“It feels good to get our first win at home!”
– Scottie Barnes on the @fan590 post game show
Barnes finished with 18 points, 7 rebounds & 7 assists…as the Raptors beat the Pacers 118-100 pic.twitter.com/hfA8pmSrEz10:04 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers are now 1-4, their worst start since 2014-15, when they finished 38-44 in a largely Paul George-less season. Tough schedule so far and only one truly bad performance, but certainly not the start to the season this team was hoping for. – 10:04 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
The Pacers are 1-4.
Domantas Sabonis took only 4 shots tonight, the fewest in his career when playing 30+ minutes. pic.twitter.com/aofZdD8T6P10:03 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Raptors destroy the Pacers 118-100. Pacers were up midway through the second quarter and looked helpless from that point on. Forgettable, and awful, night for the team as Brogdon and Jackson both go down with injuries. – 9:56 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Raptors capture their first home win of the season after 0-3 start back in Canada, 118-100. Pacers fall to 1-4 and Brogdon, Jackson exited the game early with injuries.
This was a forgettable game. The Pacers were outplayed & committed 23 turnovers.
Up next: at Brooklyn on Fri. – 9:56 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
‘Topes win! For the first time since Feb. 23, 2020, the Raptors win a game at Scotiabank Arena. They win this one 118-100. Back in February 2020, they won 127-81 — also over the Pacers. – 9:56 PM
Payal Doshi @PayalDoshiTV
It had been 612 since the Raptors last won at home in Toronto. – 9:55 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Raptors defeat Indiana, 118-100. It’s their first (reg season) win in Toronto since beating the Pacers on Feb 23, 2020… 612 days ago. They had 6 double figure scorers that night – 5 are no longer on the team (Thomas/Lowry/Ibaka/David/RHJ) & the 6th didn’t play tonight (Siakam). – 9:55 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The offence was starting to look better vs Chicago on Monday… The defence was excellent in Boston last week… But this is the Raptors’ best 2-way performance of the young season. Locked in on both ends. Good win. – 9:53 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
It appears as though Sam Dekker is going to check in – 9:52 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Malachi Flynn minutes 👀 – 9:51 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Now Pacers rookie Isaiah Jackson is down in pain. Looks like a left leg injury. He’s going to get help off the court. – 9:51 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Isaiah Jackson is down and in some pain. He’s surrounded by trainers on the sideline as the Pacers take a timeout. – 9:51 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors up 18 with 2:01 left, it’s about white-flag time I’d guess – 9:49 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
12-2 indy run over the last 2:56…cutting the Raptors lead from 20 to 10 with 4:09 to play – 9:41 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Well, it’s a 10-point game. Time for the Raptors to ice this one doing what they do best: executing in the half court. – 9:40 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors lead was 20, is 10.
Tons of time left – 9:39 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Nice shoutout from Jack and Matt for the great Roven Yau of Raptors PR. Roven’s moving to a different role with MLSE and we’ll miss him. One of the very best in the business. – 9:39 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
Everyone in Toronto gave this person a standing ovation for his Marcus Camby jersey. pic.twitter.com/7IyfP56l9I9:38 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Remember when Sabonis was going to be an issue?
He’s got 7 points and 8 rebouns
Raptors up 15 – 9:34 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Between their 20 turnovers (and counting) and 6-1 guard Fred VanVleet grabbing a career-high 10 rebounds, more than any Pacers, it has not been a good showing from the Blue & Gold.
Playing in Toronto has been a real struggle for the team. – 9:33 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
If you’re listening to us tonight on @fan590 (or an @nba league pass…XM…etc) drop us a tweet & we’ll shout you out! #smithandjones #Raptors #pacers #wethenorth9:32 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Fred VanVleet’s got a 20-10 game. First of his career – 9:24 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The Pacers should probably make 23 in red take it into the paint. – 9:23 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Torrey Craig AND Isaiah Jackson in the game as the Pacers search for any energy. – 9:21 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Toronto just crushing Indiana through 3 quarter, it’s 87-71. Pacers look completely flat on offense and have yet to crack 25 points scored in a single quarter. 28.6% shooting from deep and 19 (!) turnovers will do that. – 9:19 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Pacers outscored in another 3Q, 30-23. Raptors giving the Pacers problems and have their largest lead entering the 4th, 87-71. Will the Pacers reach 100? – 9:18 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors were better in Boston but they’ve haven’t been better at home this year than they’ve been tonight.
Up 16 after 3 and getting it done all over the court – 9:17 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The Pacers are getting stripped down low a staggering number of times. – 9:13 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Brogdon is out for the night with a hamstring injury. – 9:10 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Pacers say Brogdon’s done for the night with a hamstring issue – 9:09 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors up 7, 4:06 left in third
Not a speedy great game but there’ve been moments – 9:07 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The key to getting fouls this year is being so skinny that every bit of contact in the air knocks you off balance. Shouts to Chris Boucher. – 9:05 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
This is different than the Toronto game, where Boston played with very little effort. But the Wizards are just that much quicker to the ball than the Celtics are. – 9:03 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Malcolm Brogdon said something to the bench, then was taken out and went back to the locker room trailed by an athletic trainer. Didn’t see any obvious tweak. – 9:02 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Scottie Barnes is chewing up the Pacers at the rim – 9:02 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Malcolm Brogdon heads back to the Pacers locker room with an apparent injury. – 9:01 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
8:38 q3….Brogdon just went to the locker room… – 9:01 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Malcolm Brogdon has gotten by both Barnes and OG without so much as a screen a few times tonight. Defence has been good overall, but that’s surprising. (Brogdon is, of course good.) – 8:59 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The Pacers have looked disinterested at times, which Rick Carlisle has seemed to notice. – 8:55 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Neither team is lighting it up from 3 (Indy: 2-14, Toronto: 5-16) but Raptors have 22 points off 10 offensive boards and are outscoring the Pacers 36-28 in the paint. That’s the difference after a half. OG was excellent in the 1st Q, Scottie closed out the 2nd strong. 57-48 Raps. – 8:40 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
Love watching Scottie Barnes figure out creative ways to get the ball on the rim in the post. A real dinker & dumper game. – 8:40 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Raptors lead the Pacers 57-48 at halftime. Raptors close the half on a 16-6 run over the final 6 minutes. Pacers defense on Anunoby was weak, and 12 turnovers were killer – Raps have 16 points off of them. – 8:40 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Raptors up 57-48 at half. Anunoby (16pts) didn’t scored in the 2Q. Brogdon scored 13 of his 16 in a row at the start of the 2nd.
Pacers giving the ball away like parents handing out candy on Halloween night. 12 turnovers, including four by Sabonis, made for a rough half. – 8:39 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
The Raptors grabbed offensive rebounds on 48.4% of their opportunities in the first half (10 offensive boards total) – 8:38 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raps put together their best half at home of the year, lead 57-48. OG and Brogdon both have 16, while Baked Beanie Baby has 10-4-3. – 8:37 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Helluva quarter for Barnes, with 10 points, 3 assists
Raptors up 57-48 at the break – 8:37 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Domantas Sabonis having Scottie Barnes nightmares tonight. pic.twitter.com/wPWtQEHxkK8:36 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors get about 90 seconds of pace in game and up 6 with 2:38 until half – 8:31 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
It’s a good thing I didn’t tweet “Scottie Barnes is having a bad night” like I was going to five minutes ago, because he is now doing Scottie Barnes thangs. – 8:31 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Wanamaker and McConnell at the same time. Interesting. Better defensive unit than having Jeremy Lamb in right now.
And as I type this, Duarte subs in for Wanamaker. Nice sting from the 3rd PG. – 8:26 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Myles Turner is just an awesome shot-blocker. – 8:25 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Brad Wanamaker becomes the fourth sub off the Pacers’ bench. Surprised Torrey Craig hasn’t seen the court yet. He was brought in to scrap and defend bigger wings like Anunoby. – 8:22 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Pacers up 1, 5:50 left in first half; Raptors
Perhaps not the greatest game ever but at least it’s close – 8:21 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The Raptors’ offence, without Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby, has some shortcomings. – 8:15 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
A 21-3 Wizards run…after the Raptors closed the Celtics home opener 55-25.
Not ideal.
Wizards by 12 early 2nd. – 8:13 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Okay, so Fred VanVleet set career single-game highs in assists and turnovers the other night and now he’s 3 rebounds away from a career night in that stat, too – 8:11 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
OG Anunoby, who came into this season averaging 7.3 FGA for his career, took 11 shots in the first quarter. His 16 points lead the way for the Raptors, who are up 29-24. Teams are shooting a combined 2-for-17 from 3 (Pacers 0-8) – 8:11 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers trail the Raptors 29-24 after 1 quarter. Raptors running everything through Anunoby, Pacers trying a balanced attack with paint touches galore. Toronto’s length really giving the Pacers issues once they reach the lane – 8:11 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Pacers and Raptors both shot 11/25 in the 1st, but the Pacers missed all eight 3-point tries. Anunoby, who is averaging 17.5ppg this season, already has 16.
Came down to the Raptors getting to the paint and scoring too easily. – 8:11 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
OG has 16 points, VanVleet has six rebounds, and the Raptors lead 29-24 after a quarter. – 8:10 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
OG basically punishing whichever Pacer is (not) guarding him, he’s got 16 and Raptors up five after a quarter – 8:08 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
TJ McConnell thought he had Banton beat, Dalano blocks his jumper from behind. True to form, the rook has come in and given the Raps a jolt of energy. He’s also got 2 fouls in 4 minutes… but, as usual, he’s everywhere on the court. – 8:06 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
OG Anunoby is having his way against the Pacers and specifically Jeremy Lamb the last few minutes. He has 12 of their 22pts and is getting to the rim at will. – 8:02 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Nobody in this Pacers unit has a chance defending OG. He’s just bullying everybody. – 7:58 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Impressive post moves from OG in the quarter. He said he needed to be more assertive after his quiet 2nd half vs Dallas over the weekend – thought he was solid vs CHI, and he’s been excellent so far tonight. 11 of the Raptors’ 21 points and (an assertive!) 9 FGA in 9 minutes. – 7:57 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Every time Dalano Banton checks in pic.twitter.com/h1bZrWZLBK7:57 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
The first 3 off the bench for the Raptors…all 3 Canadians, together
🍁🍁🍁 – 7:54 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Banton about to check in ahead of Dragic. – 7:53 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Banton and Boucher will be first Raptors subs
That’s new – 7:52 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Early minutes here for Dalano Banton and Chris Boucher who are about to check in – 7:52 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
On the one hand, the Raptors quick, peskiness has forced Sabonis into two turnovers. On the other, he’s got two tip-ins on the offensive glass. – 7:47 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors by 1 at first timeout, Sabonis is going to be an issue – 7:47 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Malcolm Brogdon just walked over and gave Nate Bjorkgren a big hug – 7:39 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
No change for Raptors starters
VanVleet, Trent, Barnes, Anunoby, Achiuwa
0-3 home start to the season on the line – 6:45 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Caris LeVert won’t play tonight – 6:09 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Caris LeVert is not playing tonight, Rick Carlisle says. He did more contact work today, but Carlisle says he is still working his way back. – 6:02 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Same starters for Raptors vs. Indiana: Trent jr.; Anunoby; VanVleet; Achiuwa and Barnes. – 6:02 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Caris LeVert will not make his season debut tonight in Toronto. Still ramping up to his return. – 6:02 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Raptors head coach Nick Nurse: “(Chris) Duarte is playing really well and I think people have underrated him, obviously. We need to give him the attention he deserves.” – 5:49 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Freddie Gillespie is next.
On his experience with the Raptors: Getting the call-up was like the hard work being rewarded. It was great to get that opportunity for real minutes and to get in that developmental system, and learned a lot from those vets. – 3:12 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jason March on if he’s excited to have more assignment players to come in a lot easier: “Absolutely.” He said it was great to get on the floor last year, but it didn’t feel like a season. Pointed out Freddie Gillespie using the Gubble to get a NBA opportunity in Toronto – 2:43 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Looking back, you can see how Zach LaVine’s left thumb, which he said was already jammed, could have led to this crucial turnover and costly sequence in the final 2 1/2 minutes at Toronto on Monday.
LaVine tried to go right to left and simply lost control. pic.twitter.com/TPbfRbK7j52:42 PM

Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Zach LaVine had his left thumb taped up today, said he participated in parts of practice. Said the injury happened in the Toronto game, too soon to tell how it will affect him as he tries to play through it. #Bulls1:41 PM

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