Indianapolis, IN—The Toronto Raptors nearly blew another double-digit lead to the Indiana Pacers, but survived five potential game-tying shots in the final 22.9 seconds to come away with a 74-72 victory.
The Raptors, coming off a triple-overtime loss to the Jazz on Monday, played front-runner most of the night before shooting a pitiful 1-of-15 in the fourth quarter.
The dreadful showing allowed the Pacers to pull within two points down the stretch, but David West, Paul George and George Hill all missed in the closing seconds to give Toronto its first road win of the season and second overall.
Jose Calderon posted his first career triple-double with 13 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds while DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points for the Raptors, who have blown four double-digits leads this season, including in its season opener against the Pacers.
Hill, the hero in that Oct. 31 win with a late bucket, scored a game-high 18 points in defeat.