Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
ORLANDO -- Size does matter in the NBA, a fact the Indiana Pacers pounded into the Orlando Magic Wednesday night. The Pacers hammered the timid and defenseless Magic 97-74 behind 26 points and nine rebounds from Danny Granger and 18 points and 10 rebounds from Roy Hibbert. George Hill added 15 points for Indiana, whose size advantage at every position really showed in the second half when the Pacers grabbed 10 offensive rebounds and pulled away from a Magic team badly missing Dwight Howard's defensive presence in the lane. The Pacers outscored the Magic 42-22 in the paint and won the battle of the boards 46-33 to go up 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is in Orlando Saturday. Orlando got 22 points, but only four rebounds from Howard's replacement, Glen Davis. The 6-8 Davis did nearly all of his scoring on the perimeter, but got dominated in the paint. The Magic, who trailed by just six at halftime, got swamped 53-36 in the second half when Indiana went almost e...
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