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INDIANAPOLIS — The Pacers overcame a 15-point Raptor lead, outscoring Toronto by 22 points in the fourth quarter to grab a 118-104 win Saturday night at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. With the win, the Pacers improved to 6-6, getting back to .500 after a loss to Denver on Wednesday.

Here are four observations from the comeback win.

Tyrese Haliburton struggled to score but hung in and made a huge shot

The Raptors’ defense is never an easy assignment for a point guard to deal with because they use so many different looks. Pacers coach Rick Carlisle noted in pregame that they sometimes “invent” defenses in the course of a game and show looks they’ve never shown before on film.

Pacers point guard Tyrese Haliburton has struggled with the Raptors throughout his career, averaging just 8.6 points per game against them in his previous five games. He dragged that number down further on Saturday, scoring just eight points on 3 of 14 shooting, including 2 of 9 from 3-point range. He didn’t make a single 3 until the fourth quarter.

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