30 Apr '16, 3am

NBA - Pacers beat @Raptors to keep season alive.

Los Angeles (AFP) - The Indiana Pacers overpowered the Toronto Raptors in the second half of the game to stay alive and level their first round playoff series 3-3 with a 101-83 victory late Friday. Paul George had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Pacers, who forced a decisive game seven in the NBA Eastern Conference series on Sunday in Toronto. The Miami Heat also bought themselves more postseason time with a 97-90 victory over the Charlotte Hornets to level their East series at 3-3. After leading 65-64 late in the third quarter, Indiana used a 32-5 surge to increase its lead to 97-69 with three minutes left in the fourth quarter in front of a crowd of 18,100 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse arena in Indianapolis. The Pacers scored the fourth quarter's first six points and led 77-64 with 10:38 remaining as the Raptors called a timeout. The run became 12-0 for an 83-64 advantage...

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