Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/16/13
ORLANDO - The Indiana Pacers have built their surprising success this season on the ability to defend, and particularly on defending the 3-point shot. Their strategy was blown apart Wednesday night. The Orlando Magic torched the Pacers 97-86, using a flurry of 3-point shots to roll through the NBA's top-rated defensive team. The Magic hit a season high 12 3-pointers, the most any team has made against the Pacers this season, and coasted to one of their easiest victories. Center Nikola Vucevic led the Magic with 16 points and 15 rebounds, but it was the long-range burst by J.J. Redick and Jameer Nelson that broke down Indiana's defense. Redick and Nelson had 14 points apiece, and each made four of his six 3-point attempts. Paul George had 20 points for the Pacers, who trailed through the final three periods. George Hill had 15 points. "They just got completely red-hot from the perimeter," said Pacers coach Frank Vogel. "We kept them out of the paint, and kept them off th...
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