The Indiana Pacers picked up a much needed win Tuesday night over Toronto 108-90 in Indianapolis. Indiana, who had lost four games in a row prior to this victory, is currently in a tight race for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and couldn’t afford another loss.
While the end result was positive for Indiana, things looked bleak for the Pacers in the second quarter when, at one point, they were down by 19 points. After cutting the deficit to 11 at halftime, Indiana dominated in the second half for the easy win. Here are some tweets from when the Pacers were down big early…
Even the Pacers' contest participants can't find the bottom of the rim.
— Todd Aaron Golden (@TribStarTodd) April 4, 2017
I had the Pacers going 37-45 this season. I've got something left to root for.
— Duncan Smith (@DuncanSmithNBA) April 4, 2017
Oh dear, Pacers.
— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) April 4, 2017
The crowd comes ready, does everything it can to make it feel like a playoff atmosphere.
And the Pacers do this, wow.
— Corey Clark (@WZIS_CoreyClark) April 4, 2017
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) April 4, 2017
Pacers looking square at that 5th straight L! My late April schedule starting to clear up.
— Jason Spells (@JasonSpells) April 4, 2017
Embarrassing performance by the Pacers, trail 46-26 with 5:44 left. Tough stretch for Lance, 9 minutes, 0 for 4.
— Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) April 4, 2017
Pacers not playing like a team fighting for its playoff life. Pacers playing like a team with vacay plans. Shocking, after game at Cleveland
— Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelStar) April 4, 2017
— Charlie Clifford (@cliffWISH8) April 4, 2017
#Raptors showing the #Pacers why they aren't a playoff team. Embarrassing effort in a must-win game. At least Miami and Chicago are trying.
— Evan Massey (@massey_evan) April 4, 2017
A live look at the Pacers' playoff hopes. pic.twitter.com/1kDMJfy04m
— Jon R. LaFollette (@JonFilet) April 4, 2017
Pacers gotta go with PG13 40+ min rest of the season. Absolutely fall apart when he sits. Raptors have almost pulled out of reach already.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) April 4, 2017