TORONTO (AP) – Chris Bosh had 17 points and 11 rebounds and four other Raptors players reached double figures in scoring, and Toronto held on for a 92-83 victory over the slow-starting Indiana Pacers on Sunday.

Andrea Bargnani had 14 points for the Raptors, who never trailed. Toronto outscored Indiana 32-17 in the first quarter and began the second quarter on a 14-2 run, including eight points from Bargnani.

The Italian forward – the No. 1 pick in the draft – got off to a slow start this season, but has played better in recent games as coach Sam Mitchell has given him more playing time. The 7-footer showed a soft shooting touch – making 2 3-pointers and going 5-for-11 from the field.

Bosh, slowed by a right knee injury, went 6-for-18 from the field and was not a big factor as Toronto led early. Bosh had just 11 points in Friday’s loss to Atlanta.

Stephen Jackson and Danny Granger each had 18 points for the Pacers, who have trailed after the first quarter in 11 of 14 games this season. Coach Rick Carlisle joked after their last game that the NBA should have them start games in the third quarter.

Indiana shot just 32 percent in the first half. The Pacers trailed by as many as 27, but cut the lead to four in the third quarter with a 12-1 run capped by Tinsley’s driving layup.

But Toronto followed with a 17-4 run bridging the third and fourth quarters. Graham and Jose Calderon keyed the run for the Raptors with layups and tip-ins.

Graham had 12 points and eight rebounds and Calderon had 13 points and five assists in 24 productive minutes.

Rookie Jorge Garbajosa – Toronto’s new starting center – had 13 points and six rebounds.

Notes: The Pacers now head out west for a five road games … Toronto’s Morris Peterson, whose 371-game streak ended Wednesday, has missed three straight contests with a partial tear in his left elbow. … Many around the Raptors were still talking about how they robbed of two points in their loss to Atlanta on Friday night. A scoring error by the Atlanta stats crew cost Toronto two points in the fourth quarter. Atlanta ended up winning by two points after the error was discovered. Toronto general manager Bryan Colangelo said there was no excuse for missing the error.

AP-ES-11-26-06 1549EST


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