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The Pacers were so close to holding on in Game 5 against the Raptors. One more bounce, one more make, one more tenth of a second on the clock, and they would have been heading back to Indiana in possession of a 3-2 series lead.Instead, they blew a 13-point fourth quarter cushion and fell in Toronto to the Raptors, 102-99.Now, the Raptors are one game away from ending Indiana's season.It's rare to see a No. 7 and No. 2 seeds appear so evenly matched, but that's what makes this series and the NBA playoffs so interesting. If baseball is a game of inches, then basketball is one of execution.


The bounces matter and often change the courses of games and seasons, but during playoff crunch time, the team with superior execution is the one that usually sees the bounces go its way.The fourth quarter of Game 5 revealed why two teams with even talent had a double-digit win difference during the regular season.Crunch time has been a problem for the Pacers all season


Turns out thereare many reasons the Pacers lost 20 games with a fourth-quarter lead this season, despite having an elite defense and one of the league's best players in Paul George. Those reasons were on full display Tuesday night, as they watched Toronto outscore them 25-9 in the fourth quarter to Cheap Madden NFL 18 Coins lose the game. Turnovers were the chief issue. Indiana coughed the ball up five times over the game's final 12 minutes, and four of those five were the result of careless plays to