Found May 03, 2012 on Pacers Pulse:
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Thaaaaaat's more like it. The Indiana Pacers thumped the Magic in Orlando, 97-74, getting back the home court advantage they lost in game one and shooting to a 2-1 lead in their first round series. It was still close in the first half, but like they did in game 2, the Pacers broke it open with a massive third quarter (32-17) and cruised to an easy win.I said after game 2 that the Pacers needed Danny Granger to start hitting his shots and for Roy Hibbert to stay on the floor. I also said the Pacers needed to share the ball better, having only dished out a total of 9 assists in game 2. Well, they responded. Granger scored a career playoff high 26 points on 9-16 shooting including 5-9 from downtown. Roy Hibbert had 18 and 10 on 8-10 shooting and swatted three shots. As a team they had 16 assists, not great but still a significant improvement. With the team playing so well it didn't even matter that David West, who had been the Pacers' best player in the first 2 game...
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