Raptors' Lowry, Ibaka to sit out against Pacers

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All of those points came from the 3-point line and his final triple of the night gave Toronto its first lead since the opening minutes of the game.

It was that kind of night for IN, which seemed to get caught overlooking one of the league's three seven-win teams with a showdown looming at Toronto on Wednesday. "I can't do nothing now except learn from it".

Fred VanVleet hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 25 seconds left and the Toronto Raptors rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the Pacers 99-96 on Wednesday night.

Victor Oladipo led IN (20-12) with 20 points and Myles Turner had a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

The Pacers will try to avoid a three-game skid on Friday when they visit the Brooklyn Nets.

Pascal Siakam summed up his confidence in teammate Fred VanVleet with two words: "Steady Freddie".

The Cavaliers are coming off a tough Sunday afternoon loss to the Sixers at The Q in which Philly's starters outscored the Cavs' first five, 90-55 - using a 39-point fourth quarter to avenge an earlier upset by Cleveland in the City of Brotherly Love.

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The Pacers main weapon off the bench is Domantas Sabonis, who comes into the contest averaging career-highs in points, rebounds, assists and field goal percentage in his second season with Indiana.

The loss ended Indiana's season-best seven-game winning streak and snapped a two-game losing streak for Cleveland (8-23).

Just 11 fourth-quarter points for the Pacers doomed their hopes at finishing off a big bounce back victory on Wednesday. The Raptors recovered the ball and Green sealed it with a pair of free throws.

The game Wednesday will be the first of three meetings between the Pacers and Raptors this season, followed by games January 6 again at Scotiabank Arena and January 23 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. "But when you have your coach watching it and seeing the same things that you're feeling then it's great". "I've got to be better down the stretch". IN came into the game as the league's hottest team but lacked the intensity, passion and precision that had defined the first part of this season.

NOTES: It was the third consecutive game missed for Lowry, who is out with a thigh injury. They did manage to stay in sole possession of the third spot in the Eastern Conference standings despite adding to the loss column.

Jonas Valanciunas (dislocated left thumb) is out.

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