TORONTO – Leandro Barbosa scored a season-high 29 points, Ed Davis had 12 points and 13 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat the Pacers 108-98 on Friday night, Indiana's fifth straight loss in Toronto.
The Pacers lost their sixth straight overall and dropped into a tie with Charlotte for the final playoff spot in the East after the Bobcats beat Portland.
DeMar DeRozan scored 16 points and James Johnson had 13 for the Raptors, who had lost three straight and 23 of 27.
Danny Granger scored 25 points, Tyler Hansbrough had 20 and Darren Collison 13 for the slumping Pacers. Rookie Paul George added 10 points.
Toronto's Jose Calderon had 13 points and eight assists and Reggie Evans had 16 rebounds.
Andrea Bargnani returned after sitting out Wednesday's loss to Utah with flulike symptoms but missed his first eight shots and finished 1 for 13 with eight points.
Since winning seven of its first eight games under coach Frank Vogel, Indiana has lost 10 of 13.
Ahead by 10 to start the fourth, Toronto stretched its lead to 15 on a 3 by Sonny Weems with 7:45 remaining. But Indiana answered with a 7-0 spurt, including five points from Granger, making it 97-89 with 6:08 left.
Barbosa stopped the run with a 3-pointer but George replied with a 3 and Josh McRoberts added a layup, cutting it to 100-94, before back-to-back jumpers by Davis and DeRozan restored Toronto's double-digit lead with 2:48 left.
Granger made a layup and Collison hit two free throws to make it a six-point game. After a Toronto miss, Bargnani came up with a key rebound and Calderon drove for a layup with 30 seconds left to make it 106-98. After a Granger miss, Calderon capped it with a pair of free throws.
Toronto opened the second with an 11-2 spurt and Indiana called timeout after Barbosa's 3 made it 43-29 with 9:56 to go in the half. Barbosa scored 13 in the second as the Raptors led 62-48 at the break.
Collison scored nine points and Hansbrough had six in the third as Indiana halved its deficit, drawing to 74-67 with 4:13 left in the quarter. But the Raptors held firm, taking an 83-73 lead into the final quarter.
Notes: Toronto's Amir Johnson, who left Wednesday's game with a sprained left ankle, was inactive but said he could play Sunday when the Raptors host Charlotte. Davis took Johnson's spot in the starting lineup. ... Raptors C Alexis Ajinca (right knee) missed his second straight game. ... Foster returned for Indiana after missing Wednesday's loss with a sore back.