Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The Toronto Raptors had all of the excuses in the world. The Indiana Pacers, on the other hand, didn't. Jose Calderon scored with 4:05 left in the first quarter to give Toronto a 19-17 lead and the Raptors led the rest of the way, holding on to beat the Pacers 74-72 on Tuesday night to snap a four game skid. DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points and Calderon had 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as Toronto had a franchise-low five points in the fourth quarter. ''We were tired,'' Calderon said. ''I think that's why we started missing shots and making bad decisions. I think everybody started getting into a little bit of a rush because we were trying to win the game, but maybe the legs weren't there anymore.'' The Raptors, on the back end of their third back-to-back of the season, lost to the Utah Jazz 140-133 on Monday and arrived in Indianapolis at 3 a.m. before playing the Pacers. Toronto was also short-handed with injuries to Kyle Lowry (sprained right ankle), Landry Fields (righ...
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