pacers_magic_score_WPDanny Granger scored a team-high 16 points to help the Indiana Pacers to a wire-to-wire 98-79 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday.

Paul George and Lance Stephenson both scored 15 points, with the Stephenson adding 12 rebounds and five assists in Indiana’s fourth consecutive win over Orlando.

“We definitely have a gear to push that lead when we want to,” said Granger. “It’s just a matter of fact of not relying on that when we get into these games. We have to execute offensively, our defense is always going to be there, it’s just our offense that sometimes comes and goes.”

Arron Afflalo scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half to pace the Magic, who have lost 12 straight road games. Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 13 rebounds in the setback.

George was fouled shooting a 3 with 0.6 seconds remaining in the first quarter and made all three free throws to give Indiana a 29-22 lead.

Granger hit a pair of free throws and followed with a 3-pointer with 9 1/2 minutes left in the second to push Indiana’s lead to 39-28.

The edge stretched to as many as 16 a few times in the quarter, but Orlando outscored Indiana 9-2 over the final 3:33 to trail 59-50 at the break. Afflalo buried a transition 3 with 0.1 seconds left to close the first half.

Orlando opened the third quarter on an 8-1 run to cut the deficit to 60-58.

Stephenson followed with a three-point play before George hit a trey for an eight-point cushion.

Indiana bridged the third and fourth quarters with an 18-1 run with C.J. Watson capping the spurt with a jumper at 7:45 of the final frame.

Vucevic’s putback layup midway through the fourth ended a field goal drought of 10:37 for Orlando and the Magic trailed 88-68. The Indiana lead swelled to as many as 24 after that.

“Danny Granger and Lance Stephenson were guys that made it hard out there for us,” said Orlando’s Glen Davis. “Those guys made a big difference tonight.”

Notes: Watson finished with 12 points off the bench, while Luis Scola added 10 points as a reserve in the win … Indiana’s bench outscored Orlando’s 49-19 … The Pacers outrebounded Orlando 52-38 … Orlando shot 7-of-16 (43.8 percent) from beyond the arc.

– The Sports Network


Team 1 2 3 4 Score
Orlando 22 28 13 16 79
Indiana 29 30 16 23 98
Officials:  Joe Crawford, Mark Lindsay, James Williams Attendance:  16266
Time Of Game: 2:00
Stats: Final
Orlando MIN FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA OR DR TOT A PF ST TO BL PTS
T.Harris 30:20 4 8 1 1 2 2 1 5 6 1 2 0 1 0 11
G.Davis 35:30 3 9 0 0 1 2 2 2 4 2 3 1 1 3 7
N.Vucevic 34:33 8 16 0 0 0 1 4 9 13 0 3 0 2 0 16
A.Afflalo 33:56 8 18 4 7 0 0 0 2 2 2 3 0 2 1 20
V.Oladipo 34:49 2 11 0 3 2 2 1 4 5 11 3 4 4 0 6
A.Nicholson 12:30 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 2
M.Harkless 19:43 2 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 4 0 2 0 1 0 4
E.Moore 13:30 2 5 1 2 1 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 6
D.Lamb 11:42 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
K.O`Quinn 13:27 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 4
J.Nelson DNP – Coach’s Decision
J.Maxiell DNP – Coach’s Decision
R.Price DNP – Coach’s Decision
TEAM TOTALS 240 33 83 7 16 6 10 9 29 38 21 18 5 13 4 79
PERCENTAGES FG: 39.8% 3PT: 43.8% FT: 60% TEAM REB: 8 TOTAL TO: 13

 

Indiana MIN FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA OR DR TOT A PF ST TO BL PTS
P.George 26:47 5 12 2 5 3 3 1 3 4 2 1 2 3 0 15
D.West 26:11 4 9 0 0 0 0 2 5 7 1 2 0 0 1 8
R.Hibbert 25:44 4 6 0 0 1 2 0 8 8 0 2 0 2 0 9
L.Stephenson 37:21 5 11 1 3 4 5 4 8 12 5 1 1 3 1 15
G.Hill 19:21 1 8 0 6 0 0 1 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 2
D.Granger 24:37 5 9 3 5 3 3 0 4 4 3 2 0 0 0 16
L.Scola 21:49 4 13 0 0 2 2 1 3 4 4 3 0 0 0 10
C.Watson 25:39 5 10 2 5 0 0 0 4 4 3 1 0 0 1 12
I.Mahinmi 18:01 3 7 0 0 1 2 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 7
R.Butler 4:15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C.Copeland 4:15 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
O.Johnson 3:00 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
D.Sloan 3:00 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TEAM TOTALS 240 38 90 8 25 14 17 13 39 52 21 13 4 9 5 98
PERCENTAGES FG: 42.2% 3PT: 32% FT: 82.4% TEAM REB: 11 TOTAL TO: 9

 

POINTS OFF TURNOVERS
Orlando 9
Indiana 13
TECHNICALS: Orlando 1, Indiana 0
Orlando: A.Afflalo


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