ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 issues and Cory Joseph added 15 to assist the Indiana Pacers beat the Orlando Magic 112-90 on Friday night time.
Thaddeus Younger had 14 issues and 8 rebounds, and Tyreke Evans scored 11 issues for Indiana. The Pacers have overwhelmed the Magic 8 immediately instances and 15 of the closing 16 conferences.
Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 22 issues and 10 rebounds, and Aaron Gordon had 20 issues and 14 rebounds. Terrence Ross used to be the one different Magic participant to succeed in double figures with 11.
The Pacers took keep watch over in the midst of the 3rd quarter and had been by no means challenged the general 16 mins.
Indiana led by way of 12 at halftime, however Orlando rallied briefly in the second one part, slicing it to 63-59 on Gordon’s dunk with 7:42 left within the 3rd duration. Indiana answered with a 15-2 run that Evans began with a using layup and completed with a fallaway Three-pointer.
Indiana’s protection took away the fringe sport from a Magic workforce that had made 20 Three-pointers the former sport in opposition to Denver. The Magic had been 8 for 33 (24.2 p.c) on Three-pointers in opposition to the Pacers.
Bogdanovic hit nine of 13 photographs and had 21 issues within the first part when the Pacers patiently ran via choices to search out open photographs at the perimeter, a tactic they saved running all the sport.
The Magic survived a scare within the first quarter when Vucevic stayed at the flooring clutching his ankle after coming down on Turner’s foot. The Magic middle limped over to the bench and took a seat, however used to be again in for the general 7:21 of the second one duration.
PACERS: F Domantas Sabonis ignored the sport on account of meals poisoning. … SG Victor Oladipo’s sore knee saved him out for the 9th immediately sport. … Indiana is Eight-6 at the street this season, one among best two Jap Convention groups with profitable street data.
MAGIC: Ross has scored in double figures in 8 immediately video games, averaging 17.four issues whilst capturing 51.four p.c (52 of 101). … Vucevic has double-doubles in six of his closing seven video games, averaging 24.four issues and 12.2 rebounds all over that reach. … David Steele, who has been broadcasting Magic video games for all 30 seasons in franchise historical past, shall be inducted into the workforce’s Corridor of Status
Pacers: Host Sacramento on Saturday night time.
Magic: At Dallas on Monday night time.
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