|Date of game: 12/12/2014
Recap: Toronto vs. Indiana
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Lou Williams scored 26 points off the bench to help the Toronto Raptors send the Indiana Pacers to another loss with a 106-94 decision on Friday.
James Johnson notched 13 points in a reserve role, while Jonas Valanciunas and Greivis Vasquez added 10 points apiece with Valanciunas grabbing a game-high 14 rebounds in the win.
"I thought our defensive effort was there tonight. We played great defense," said Vasquez.
Toronto has won three straight at Air Canada Centre.
The Pacers lost their seventh straight game overall and their sixth straight on the road.
Solomon Hill netted 16 points to lead Indiana. Rodney Stuckey and C.J. Watson each chipped in with 13 points apiece.
"I thought we played better," said Pacers forward David West. "The effort was there."
West had 12 points and seven rebounds in the setback.
The Raptors used a balanced effort on the offensive end during the first quarter. Five players scored at least four points and they held the Pacers to 29 percent shooting, leading 28-20 after 12 minutes.
Williams gave Toronto a jolt off the bench, scoring 12 points in the second quarter and helping extend its lead at the break.
Roy Hibbert's jumper with 3:13 left in the second cut the Indiana deficit to 53-42. Neither team scored the rest of the way as the 11-point margin remained at halftime.
A quick 9-2 spurt for the Pacers cut the deficit to 60-55 less than four minutes into the third. The Raptors stretched the lead to 80-72 entering the fourth.
Toronto put the game away early in the fourth as Johnson's tomahawk jam capped a 17-4 surge that increased the lead to 97-78 with 6 1/2 minutes left.Game Notes
Toronto had a 52-39 rebounding edge and also outscored the Pacers 50-32 in the
paint ... Patrick Patterson tallied 11 points of the Raptors bench, which
outscored Indiana 64-45 ... Toronto went 20-of-22 from the free throw line.