Pacers try to knock off No. 2 seed Toronto

Pacers try to knock off No. 2 seed Toronto

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The Indiana Pacers literally will help tip off the 2016 NBA playoffs today when they tangle with the Toronto Raptors. Game 1 of the best-of-7 series begins at 12:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN.

2016 playoffs logo Pacers-RaptorsIndiana finished 45-37, earning the 7th seed in the playoffs. The Raptors won the Atlantic Division, finishing 56-26 and getting the No. 2 seed behind the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Toronto beat the Pacers three out of four times during the season, winning 106-99 on October 28 at Toronto, 101-94 in overtime on March 19 at Indiana and 111-98 on April 8 at Toronto.
Indiana defeated Toronto, 106-90, on Dec. 14 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Game 2 of the series is Monday at Toronto. Tip off is 7 p.m., the game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Indiana and NBA TV.

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Check out these links to read more about the Pacers-Raptors series.

Pacers Playoff Central

Game 1 preview by Wheat Hotchkiss of

Pacers-Raptors schedule
Game 1 — today, Indiana at Toronto, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 2 — Monday, April 18, Indiana at Toronto, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
Game 3 — Thursday, April 21, Toronto at Indiana, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Game 4 — Saturday, April 23, Toronto at Indiana, 3 p.m., TNT
Game 5 — Tuesday, April 26 , Indiana at Toronto *
Game 6 — Friday, April 29, Toronto at Indiana *
Game 7 — Sunday, May 1, Indiana at Toronto *
(* = if necessary)

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