Pacers host Raptors in battle of two of East’s best

Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis and the Pacers welcome the Raptors to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday.
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Toronto Raptors (36-13, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (31-15, third in the Eastern Conference)

Indianapolis; Wednesday, 7 p.m. Eastern


The Pacers are 23-8 against conference opponents. Indiana averages 43.8 rebounds per game and is 18-7 when winning the rebound battle.

The Raptors have gone 15-9 away from home. Toronto is 27-12 when allowing 100 or more points. The Raptors earned a victory in the last meeting between these two teams on Jan. 6. Norman Powell led Toronto with 23 points and Bojan Bogdanovic led Indiana with 21 points.


Darren Collison is first on the Pacers with 5.6 assists per game and averages 9.5 points. Victor Oladipo has averaged 18.3 points and 4.0 rebounds while shooting 40.3 percent over the last 10 games for Indiana.

Serge Ibaka has averaged 16.2 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Raptors. Pascal Siakam is shooting 53.7 percent and has averaged 15.6 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.


Raptors: 8-2, averaging 117.5 points, 43.5 rebounds, 26.4 assists, 11.4 steals and 5.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting.

Pacers: 7-3, averaging 115 points, 42.8 rebounds, 27.9 assists, 8.9 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 48.6 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.2 points on 47.9 percent shooting.

RAPTORS INJURIES: Jonas Valanciunas: out (thumb), OG Anunoby: out (personal), Kawhi Leonard: out (rest).