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The Indiana Pacers are advancing to the second round in the NBA Playoffs for the first time since 2005, as they removed any remaining Magic from the franchise that makes its home in Orlando, with a 105-87 thrashing Tuesday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The victory was the fourth straight for the Pacers after dropping the opening game of the match-up at home 81-77. Indiana took control of this contest early on, as they had a nine-point lead at the conclusion of the opening period and shot 52.4% (43-82) as well as 52.9% (9-17) from outside the arc for the night.
Danny Granger led the way for Indiana with 25 points while Darren Collison came off the bench with 19 points in the victory. Jameer Nelson was the game’s leading scorer with 27 points for Orlando while Glen Davis finished off the Post Season with yet another strong performance as he dropped 15 points in the game.
Indiana came out of the gates in the opening period showing that they were going to be all business in thi...
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Indiana Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough is the prototypical love him or hate him player. He’s energetic, intense and borderline obnoxious on the court, so fans of the team he plays for love him and those he plays against hate him. In the Pacers’ first round series against the Orlando Magic alone, he showed that even though his numbers are low coming off the bench, he contributes...
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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer The Indiana Pacers say they have two starting point guards.
One just happens to come off the bench.
Darren Collison started for most of the regular season before a groin injury benched him down the stretch. George Hill stepped in and took Collison's starting job. Before Indiana's first-round...
Tuesday night the Indiana Pacers clinched their first-round series against the Orlando Magic to advance the second round of the NBA Playoffs for the first time since 2006.
The Orlando Series is the only NBA Playoff series that the Pacers have won without having Reggie Miller on their roster (though they won many ABA series back in the 1970s).
Indiana begins the second round Miami...
Danny Granger scored 25 points to help the Indiana Pacers defeat the Orlando Magic 105-87 on Tuesday night and clinch their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series 4-1.
It was Indiana's first series win since 2005 and its first clincher on its home court since the first round of the 2000 playoffs. The Pacers will play Miami or New York in the second round.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Danny Granger scored 25 points to help the Indiana Pacers defeat the Orlando Magic 105-87 on Tuesday night and clinch their first-round Eastern Conference series 4-1.
Darren Collison scored 15 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and George Hill added 15 points for the Pacers, who trailed by two at the end of the third quarter but outscored the Magic 36-16...
If Pacers fans want to say that the team's 4-1 first round loss to the Bulls last year was closer than the numbers suggested, then they must also accept that the Pacers' 4-1 victory over the Magic, accomplished several hours ago, was a pretty close call as well.Not to say the Pacers were not clearly the better team. They were. Without Dwight Howard, this Magic squad...
The matchup with the Pacers was going to come down to the power forward matchup. It always was.
Figuring out how to win the matchup between the sweet-shooting Ryan Anderson and the bruising, physical play of David West was how this series would ultimately be decided.
On one end, the Magic would need Anderson's ability to space the floor and make 3-pointers to keep Indiana...
Tune into FOX Sports Florida at 6:30 p.m. to watch the Orlando Magic take on the Indiana Pacers. NBA Magic territory.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- David West is showing why he is considered such a critical part of the Indiana Pacers' rebuilding project.
The power forward's tough, steady play inside has Indiana on the brink of its first playoff series win since 2005. He had 12...
Pacers lead series 3-1 Time/TV: 7 p.m./NBATV, FSFloridaLine: Pacers by 10.5Tickets: $16-$60 on TiqIQPlayoff Series: Magic 81, Pacers 77; Pacers 93, Magic 78; Pacers 97, Magic 74; Pacers 101, Magic 99; May 8 in Indianapolis
Jameer Nelson's decision will almost certainly take place before the Magic decide upon the future of Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith.