Scottie Barnes’ triple-double propels Raptors past Pacers

Scottie Barnes recorded a triple-double of 21 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists, RJ Barrett scored nine of his team-high 24 points in the fourth quarter, and the Toronto Raptors weathered a career-high-matching 34 points from Bennedict Mathurin to extend their post-All-Star break winning streak to three games with a 130-122 defeat of the host Indiana Pacers on Monday in Indianapolis.

In a game with 10 ties and 21 lead changes, Toronto used a fourth-quarter surge to take the lead for good. A pair of Gradey Dick 3-pointers bookended a 13-2 run that broke a 102-102 stalemate, giving the Raptors a lead they never relinquished over the final 8:02.

Dick was one of seven Toronto scorers in double figures, finishing with 18 points off the bench. He matched his career high with four 3-pointers, made on four attempts, leading all Raptors on a 12-of-28 night from deep as a team.

Toronto’s biggest 3-pointer of the night came from Barrett when, after Indiana cut the deficit to four points, he followed a Gary Trent Jr. bucket to push the Raptors’ lead back to nine points with 2:15 left in the fourth.

Barrett’s triple came in transition after Barnes rebounded Tyrese Haliburton’s missed 3-pointer that would have moved the Pacers to within three points.

Haliburton struggled throughout the contest, scoring just nine points on 2-of-11 shooting from the floor.

Toronto, meanwhile, outscored Indiana 78-50 in the paint. The Raptors’ edge inside contributed to their 55.2 percent shooting from the floor. The Pacers shot 46 percent.

Immanuel Quickley finished with 19 points in the win, and Jakob Poeltl added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Indiana’s Pascal Siakam posted 27 points and nine rebounds against his former team, while Myles Turner added 16 points and 11 rebounds.