The stage is set for a Game 7 showdown between the Pacers and Raptors. The Indiana Pacers take on the Toronto Raptors in a do-or-die Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Round One in the NBA Playoffs on Sunday, star time at 8:00 PM ET, at Air Canada Centre.
While the Raptors are playing at home, the pressure is on them for the Game 7 against the Pacers. As the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Raptors have a lot of stakes in this game. Moreover, they have everything at their disposal, especially by playing at home in which most of the Game 7 winners won.
Historically, the Raptors have advance from the first round once in the 21 years of their existence. It happened only in 2001 in a Vince Carter-led Raptors. Toronto had a chance to close it out but lost to the Pacers 101-83 on Sunday.
”The season would be a failure if we don’t get out of the first round and give ourselves a chance to play in the second round,” Toronto top scorer DeMar DeRozan said. ”We understand that.”
In the postseason, DeMar DeRozan averages 15.8 points per game. Jonas Valanciunas leads in rebounds with 11.3 and in blocks with 1.5 points. Meanwhile, Kyle Lowry struggles als with 14.3 points and 7.3 assists per game.
The Pacers are more experience in playing for Game 7. With Paul George carrying the team, the Pacers can maintain their composure when the game is on the line. George only scored 21 points on 5 of 14 shooting but his strong performance was on the boards grabbing 11.
In the postseason, George leads in three major statistical categories for Indiana: points (27.5), rebounds (6.8) and assists (4.8). Monta Ellis tops in steals with 2.5 while Myles Turner leads in blocks with 3.2 per game.
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Pacers vs Raptors game 7 schedule info:
Date: May 1, 2016
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
TV Schedule: TNT
Odds and Point Spread: -6.0 Toronto, 189.5 O/U
Live Stream: TNT Stream
Prediction: Indiana wins