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Raptors 105, Pacers 97

December 15, 1999

TORONTO (AP) _ Vince Carter scored 24 points and Antonio Davis had 16 points and 14 rebounds against his former team as the Toronto Raptors ended the Indiana Pacers’ six-game winning streak with a 105-97 win Tuesday night.

After Indiana pulled within one point with 4:55 remaining, the Raptors went on a 10-2 run as Charles Oakley, who had a season-high 15 points, had a tip-in and an assist to Tracy McGrady for an alley-oop dunk.

After Reggie Miller commited an offensive foul, Carter got a tip-in, Miller stepped out of bounds and Davis hit a layup over Dale Davis with one minute remaining. Carter then hit a fadeaway jumper to give the Raptors a 105-95 lead with 40 seconds remaining.

Davis, who spent six years with the Pacers, was acquired in a draft day trade for Jonathan Bender. He had six offensive rebounds and was 5-for-16 from the field.

McGrady, in the starting lineup because of an ankle injury to Doug Christie, tied his season-high with 21 points. Oakley also had 11 rebounds as the Raptors outrebounded the Pacers 50-35.

Jalen Rose led the Pacers with 21 points. Austin Croshere had a career-high 18 points and Dale Davis had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Miller was held to six points on 1-for-8 shooting.

Notes: Toronto’s experiment of using Dee Brown as the starting point guard is over. Third year guard Alvin Williams returned to the starting lineup. Before the game, coach Butch Carter said Williams has 20 games to prove himself. Williams had six assists. ... The Raptors have unveiled a female mascot to accompany the male Raptor mascot.

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