It could have been a miraculous comeback, and a chance to get back into the series.
Instead, it became a heartbreaker, likely ending this first-round series.
The Orlando Magic missed a great opportunity to win in regulation, and another chance to tie it
at the buzzer in overtime, falling 101-99, and falling behind 3-1, to the Indiana Pacers
Game 5 likely will end the series now in Indianapolis.
The Magic had erased a 19-point fourth-quarter deficit to tie the game at 89 with :38
remaining. After a shot-clock violation by the Pacers, Jameer Nelson missed a 12-foot shot
at the buzzer.
Glen Davis missed an eight-foot shot at the end of overtime that could have sent it
into a second extra period.
"What do you say? They all know the score now. It's 3-1 and it's a mindset and whether
you think you're still in the series or not," said Magic coach Stan Van Gundy. "Based on
what we did down by 19 points today, my guess is that they're not going to quit on
The Magic have been dominated around the basket throughout the series, primarily
because of the absence of Dwight Howard, who is in Los Angeles rehabilitating from his
The Magic had six players reach double-figure scoring, but the balance wasn't enough to
offset the inside dominance of David West and Roy Hibbert.
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