After the third quarter, one where the Indiana Pacers were getting throttled by the Toronto Raptors both physically and mentally, a feeling of bleakness overrode the general consensus regarding Indiana's chances in a game they had no answers for. And halfway through the fourth quarter, with the Raptors going up double digits, it was quickly becoming a game defined by turnovers; with the Raptors forcing 19 and outscoring Indiana 17-4 on points off turnovers.

But with the game on the verge of getting out of hand, the Pacers defense began to step up while David West led the charge, carrying the team on his back, on the other end. West finished the night with 25 points, 14 of them coming in the fourth quarter. The Pacers used West to storm back on a 16-4 run to close the game. West was in early foul trouble against Andrea Bargnani, but once he worked his way around the big man, he was able to take over the game.