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The Raptors’ loss to the Tyrese Haliburton-less Indiana Pacers on Wednesday was a tremendously disappointing start to their current four-game home stand.

Following a competitive loss against the league-best Milwaukee Bucks, which was preceded by three consecutive double-digit wins, the Raptors looked like a team on the upswing. The timing for such an upswing would’ve been perfect heading into the crucial four-game stretch in Toronto. Instead, the Raptors were thoroughly outplayed by an inferior opponent and fell to 35-38. Thanks to another Hawks loss, the Raptors are still just a game out of eighth, but their margin for error continues to shrink.