The physicality started almost from the opening tipoff when Arron Afflalo drove into the lane and got into a minor shoving match with Paul George. The two picked up technical fouls as they pushed each other and shared some pleasant words before teammates were able to separate them.
It was the beginning of Indiana getting under Orlando's skin. It was a constant theme throughout the evening for the Magic as things got only tougher and tougher against Indiana as the night went on.
The Pacers took the lead for good early in the first quarter and the Magic fought back some. They took a double digit lead for good midway through the second quarter. The fight it seemed was all over but the count out for a knocked out Magic team. The big and physical Pacers defense had stymied the Magic and knocked them completely off their game in a 115-86 victory at Amway Center.