National Basketball Association
Indiana 97, Orlando 74
When: 7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, May 2, 2012
PACERS 97, MAGIC 74
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
#47 Bennie Adams, #43 Dan Crawford, #22 Bill Spooner
: Danny Granger had 26 points and nine rebounds and Roy Hibbert had 18 points and 10 rebounds as visiting Indiana routed Orlando to take a 2-1 series lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.
George Hill scored 15 points and Paul George added 12 as the Pacers dominated the third quarter for the second consecutive contest.
Glen Davis scored 22 points and J.J. Redick added 13 for the Magic, who are struggling without injured star center Dwight Howard.
Game 4 is Saturday in Orlando.
The Pacers led by six points at halftime before outscoring Orlando 32-17 in the decisive third quarter. Hibbert scored 12 points in the quarter and Granger added nine.
Indiana scored the first six points of the quarter and later used a 15-3 run to take a 72-51 lead on a basket by Granger with 1:24 remaining.
Indiana led 76-55 entering the final period and held Orlando to 36 second-half points.
In Game 2, the Pacers trailed by seven at halftime and used a 21-3 surge in the third quarter to take control en route to a 93-78 victory.
Granger was 5-of-9 from 3-point range after struggling (3 of 14) over the first two games of the series.
Indiana led 23-14 after one quarter and 44-38 at halftime. Hill had 13 first-half points for the Pacers while Orlando’s Davis had 16 points in the second quarter after a scoreless opening period.GAME NOTEBOOK
: Indiana had a 46-33 rebounding edge. … Orlando forward Ryan Anderson scored seven points and is averaging just 7.7 points on 31.8 percent shooting in the series. … Hibbert blocked three shots to raise his series total to 14. … The Magic committed 17 turnovers.
Top Game Performances
Danny Granger 26
Glen Davis 22
Paul George 4
Jameer Nelson 5
Roy Hibbert 10
Quentin Richardson 10
Paul George 6
||Free Throws Made
Ryan Anderson 2
Danny Granger 2
Earl Clark 1
Roy Hibbert 3
Ishmael Smith 1
Team Stats Summary
Orlando will play their next game at home against Indiana. The Magic have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .607 after a loss.
Indiana will play their next game on the road against Orlando. The Pacers have a W/L % of .619 after a win and .667 after a loss.