Huge win against the Raptors after two home losses against them earlier in the season. The 93-81 victory was also important because it prevented a two-game losing streak, it got the Pacers a rare road win, and it keeps them just percentage points out of the second seed in the East behind the Knicks.
David West had 15 and 11, Paul George 22 and 10, and Roy Hibbert returned from his one-game exile to post 18 points on 7-10 shooting but grabbed just 3 rebounds in 24 minutes. The big fella must have felt bad for being absent in the big game against the Clippers, which showed in his aggression, but let's just hope he can keep things up. It does look like he is turning the corner (at last) on the offensive end.
Lastly, Danny Granger looks like he might be getting into shape quicker than expected. After yesterday's 12-point performance he put up another 8 points in 10 minutes on 3-5 shooting. He admitted still feeling discomfort int he knee and it was the second night of a back-to-back, so I think things are roughly where they need to be for him right now.
Next up, a HUGE game against the Bulls at home on Sunday.