Local Teams
Florida St.
Central Florida
National Basketball Association
Indiana 97, Orlando 74
When: 7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Officials: #47 Bennie Adams, #43 Dan Crawford, #22 Bill Spooner
Attendance: 18846

PACERS 97, MAGIC 74: 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
Indiana   Orlando
Danny Granger 26 Scoring Glen Davis 22
Paul George 4 Assists Jameer Nelson 5
Roy Hibbert 10 Rebounds Quentin Richardson 10
Paul George 6 Free Throws Made Ryan Anderson 2
Danny Granger 2 Steals Earl Clark 1
Roy Hibbert 3 Blocks Ishmael Smith 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana 97 46.8 8-20 15-20 16 46 5 9 13
Orlando 74 42.3 5-15 9-18 14 33 1 6 17
Upcoming Games
  • 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.