Originally posted on Pacers Pulse  |  Last updated 4/28/12
Granger
This was a gimme first round, right? Not so fast.The Dwight Howard-less Orlando Magic just stunned the Indiana Pacers 81-77 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.  There were lots of things being tossed around before the start of the series. The first was that the Pacers were going to win, and win convincingly without the most dominant center in the league playing for their opponent. The second was Pacers coach Frank Vogel preaching not to take the Magic lightly. The third was that the Magic could probably steal a game or two from going on a three-point rampage.Well, at the end of the day, the Pacers, and Danny Granger in particular, shot themselves in the foot in game one and very much deserved to lose this one.The Magic did not shoot particularly well from three-point range for almost the entire game,  going 9 of 24. They only got to the line 11 times for the night, coverting 8. The Pacers had more blocks, rebounds, offensive rebounds and steals, as well as less turnovers. Bu...
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