Feb 8, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Toronto Raptors forward Rudy Gay (22) hits the game winning shot in overtime against Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Toronto defeats Indiana 100-98 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Rudy Gay Hits First Game Winner of Raptors Career (Video)

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Rudy Gay didn’t have the best shooting night against the Indiana Pacers yesterday. Shooting just 9-25 form the field, it would appear as though the Pacers would continue their streak and beat the Toronto Raptors.

Nonetheless you can always count on Gay to be clutch when it matters. He’s proven it hitting game winners against the Miami Heat and even against the Toronto Raptors. In the game against the Pacers, Gay did just that burying a dagger ending the game in overtime.

With seconds to spare in the quarter, Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan inbounded to Kyle Lowry who then passed it to Gay. Defended by George, he had him in isolation. From there, Gay went to the baseline, positioned himself for the jumper and rose up knocking down the shot as if nobody was in his way

In the fourth quarter, Gay played 17 minutes scoring 17 points carrying his team to victory. Gay has been averaging 24.7 points per game with the Raptors. That is a big difference compared to 17.2 points per game he had with the Memphis Grizzlies earlier this year.

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Tags: DeMar DeRozan Indiana Pacers Kyle Lowry Memphis Grizzlies Miami Heat Paul George Toronto Raptors

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