In Game 3 of the Eastern Conference playoffs in the National Basketball Association, the Indiana Pacers host the Toronto Raptors.
The matchup is on April 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM ET and will be played at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
This first round matchup is one where positioning does not matter.
The Raptors find themselves second in the East and were always challenging the Cleveland Cavaliers for the top spot in the conference throughout the season, and the Pacers are seventh in the East and only secured their spot late in the season.
However, the talent that both teams possess make up for a very interesting battle.
And in the first two games, so far, both teams have delivered. The series is tied 1-1 and this looks like it can be one of the battles that can go for seven games.
Playing in a hostile environment, the Pacers kept their composure and battled the Raptors at the Air Canada Centre.
The game was relatively close throughout, but the Pacers picked up the pace in the second half to create some space between them and the Raptors.
Paul George was unstoppable throughout the matchup as he had 33 points, four rebounds and six assists as he shot 12-of-22 from the field. More impressively, he shot 4-of-5 from beyond the arc.
For the Raptors, Kyle Lowry struggled with 11 points and DeMar DeRozan only had 14. Toronto only shot 21% from beyond the arc which led to the 100-90 loss.
However, they did the proper adjustment and got off to a fast start to take a double digit lead after the first period.
Indiana tried to bounce back but it wasn't enough as the Raptors took a 98-87 lead to tie the series at 1-1.
Jonas Valanciunas had a great game with 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Raptors, while George had 28 points for Indiana.
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