Found May 09, 2012 on
INDIANAPOLIS—The Orlando Magic have been put out of their misery. The Pacers came through in strong fashion in Game 5 and delivered a statement win against the Magic who played them tough in this playoff series.
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The 2011-12 NBA season has come a close for the Orlando Magic. It was the longest, short season in franchise history.
If someone were to offer a screenplay depicting the seasons events to the Soap Opera Network, it would be roundly rejected for lack of believability.
Now, as the post-season arrives, big decisions are in the offing for the franchise. Will the three major players...
"Hectic is a good word. The schedule was hectic," J.J. Redick said. "It seemed like there was some sort of national scandal with this team every other week. At one point in March, I decided to set the over/under at 2.5 for national scandals for the rest of the year. Fortunately, we only had two more. So we hit the under."
That might about sum up the way the 2012...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer The Indiana Pacers say they have two starting point guards.
One just happens to come off the bench.
Darren Collison started for most of the regular season before a groin injury benched him down the stretch. George Hill stepped in and took Collison's starting job. Before Indiana's first-round...
Jameer Nelson's decision will almost certainly take place before the Magic decide upon the future of Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith.
Danny Granger scored 25 points to help the Indiana Pacers defeat the Orlando Magic 105-87 on Tuesday night and clinch their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series 4-1.
It was Indiana's first series win since 2005 and its first clincher on its home court since the first round of the 2000 playoffs. The Pacers will play Miami or New York in the second round.
The Indiana Pacers don't buy the David-vs.-Goliath label some experts have put on their second-round matchup with the Miami Heat.
The Pacers know they are expected to lose the series, which begins Sunday in Miami. The Heat went to the finals last year and the Pacers just won their first series since 2005.
Pacers coach Frank Vogel calls it an even matchup between heavyweights...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Danny Granger scored 25 points to help the Indiana Pacers defeat the Orlando Magic 105-87 on Tuesday night and clinch their first-round Eastern Conference series 4-1.
Darren Collison scored 15 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and George Hill added 15 points for the Pacers, who trailed by two at the end of the third quarter but outscored the Magic 36-16...
The Indiana Pacers are advancing to the second round in the NBA Playoffs for the first time since 2005, as they removed any remaining Magic from the franchise that makes its home in Orlando, with a 105-87 thrashing Tuesday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The victory was the fourth straight for the Pacers after dropping the opening game of the match-up at home 81-77. Indiana...
The issue was forgotten for most of the season in the hoopla that was Dwight Howard. Nelson quietly has been playing out his own option year.
Jameer Nelson though did not let his uncertain future play out for everyone to see. It was always assumed that Nelson would decline his early termination option and play the final year of his contract next season. It was not until last week...
If Pacers fans want to say that the team's 4-1 first round loss to the Bulls last year was closer than the numbers suggested, then they must also accept that the Pacers' 4-1 victory over the Magic, accomplished several hours ago, was a pretty close call as well.Not to say the Pacers were not clearly the better team. They were. Without Dwight Howard, this Magic squad...
Pacers lead series 3-1 Time/TV: 7 p.m./NBATV, FSFloridaLine: Pacers by 10.5Tickets: $16-$60 on TiqIQPlayoff Series: Magic 81, Pacers 77; Pacers 93, Magic 78; Pacers 97, Magic 74; Pacers 101, Magic 99; May 8 in Indianapolis