Originally posted on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 1/25/12
by Abe Schwadron | @abe_squad Five games on tap, here we go… Magic 102, Pacers 83 Dwight Howard only played 25 minutes, but he scored 14 points, making him the all-time franchise leader in scoring for Orlando, passing Nick Anderson for No. 1. Meanwhile, Ryan Anderson scored 24 points, including 5 threes, and the Magic held the Pacers to just 8 team assists and forced them into 19 turnovers. Still, this game was tied at 45 at halftime. Roy Hibbert and Danny Granger scored 16 points apiece, but Indiana shot 32 percent in the second half as Orlando built a 20-point lead. Interesting stat from this game, via the AP recap: Orlando’s 46 percent shooting is the first time that a Pacers’ home opponent shot better than 40 percent this season. And that came a night after the Magic couldn’t hit anything against the Celtics. Indiana, after taking two of three on a Western Conference road trip, lost to Orlando last night and now faces a four-day stretch against Chicago, Boston and Orlando again....
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