113-125: Pacers secure ninth place

The Canadian forward Oshae
Brissett scored 31 points this Sunday, his best mark, and the Lithuanian power forward Mantas
Sabonis contributed a double-double of 25 points, 16 rebounds with three steals, which helped the Indiana
Pacers to win away 113-125 against Toronto Raptors.

The victory allowed the Pacers secure ninth place in the Conference East and will have the advantage in the first play-in game of the playoffs when they meet the Charlotte
Hornets, who finished tenth after losing this Sunday by 115-110 against the Washington
Wizards, who finished eighth and will face visitors to the Boston
Celtics, seventh.

Indiana, who snapped a two-game losing streak, had an 18-point lead in the third quarter, but the Raptors reacted to nine (101-110) at the end of the fourth quarter.

Later, Sabonis sealed the win with a penetration layup, gave an assist to triple triple Brissett and he made a jump shot again.

Sabonis He returned from a one-game absence due to a left quadriceps injury and had his 48th double-double and 14th game with at least 15 rebounds.

He also had five assists for Indiana, which still had no starters, point guard Malcolm. Brogdon, the pivot Myles Turner and the forward, Aaron Holiday plus guard Edmond Sumner.

Forward Doug McDermott scored 20 points and hit four triples, while guard Caris LaVert he added 13 points and six assists.

Escort Kelan Martin scored 13 points as reserve, while point guard TJ McConnell added a double-double of 12 points and 17 assists for Indiana, who had 51 percent shooting from the field and had 15 triples.

Brissett, who signed two 10-day contracts in April before signing for the remainder of the season, easily beat his previous career record of 23 points set on April 21 against Oklahoma City Thunder.

The new player of the Pacers, who played 19 games with the Raptors Last season, he punished his former team, eliminated from the playoffs, by hitting 10 of 16 shots and 5 of 8 triples, in addition to finishing with a double-double after grabbing 10 rebounds.

Rookie point guard Malachi Flynn With 27 points, his best professional mark, including five triples, he finished as leader of the Raptors, who also had the support of the forward Stanley
Johnson by getting 24 points so many.

The escort DeAndre
Bembry reached 23 points with Toronto, who missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2013 season.

The Raptors they were forced to play in Tampa (Florida) this season due to Canadian restrictions regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

Canadian power forward Khem Birch added a double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds as the leader of the inside game for the Raptors who also had the contribution of another double-double (14 points and 10 balls caught under the hoops) of Australian center Aron Baynes.

Toronto played again without its starters Cameroonian center Pascal Siakam (shoulder), the escort Fred
VanVleet (hip), point guard Kyle Lowry (break), and English forward OG Anunoby (calf).

They also had the losses of guard Rodney Hood (hand), Japanese power forward Yuta Watanabe (ankle) and forward Paul Watson (knee), which means that he did not have his six best scorers of the season.

The Raptors they played only with six players, three of them pivots, with only one point guard.

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