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Orlando Magic Daily:
The matchup with the Pacers was going to come down to the power forward matchup. It always was.
Figuring out how to win the matchup between the sweet-shooting Ryan Anderson and the bruising, physical play of David West was how this series would ultimately be decided.
On one end, the Magic would need Anderson's ability to space the floor and make 3-pointers to keep Indiana's bigs out of the paint and create space for pick and rolls. On the other end, the Pacers would need to take advantage of their size and Anderson's still-improving defense to get easy points and possibly take Anderson out of the game.
Undoubtedly, the Pacers have won that part of the series so far.
"It's difficult. [Anderson has] got to guard one of them," Stan Van Gundy said before Game Four. "He's not so much outsized with West, West is just stronger and a hell of a player and a veteran guy. Sometimes because of the year Ryan has had, he is a young guy and this is his fi...
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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.
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 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...
Frank Vogel is already one of the league's best up-and-coming coaches. He took over the Pacers in the middle of the 2011 season and went 20-18, helping guide Indiana to its first Playoff berth since the shameful and embarrassing "Malice at the Palace" and the darkest days in the franchise's history.
It almost sucks to bring it up because Vogel and the Pacers are...
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...
You notice no one ever talks about Kentucky and Louisville players going against each other in the NBA. The Duke and UNC rivalry is bigger than most. Check out the video below of the scuffle between Duke's JJ Redick and UNC's Tyler Hansbrough from Saturday's NBA playoff game between the Pacers and the Magic.
Redick is probably still pissed Hansbrough ruined his...
Phew. The Indiana Pacers, up 80-63 in the fourth quarter, looked like they were on their way to another easy victory against the Orlando Magic in their first round series. But full credit to the Magic, who scratched and clawed and rode the momentum of the home crowd to get right back into this one and almost pulling out the victory before heading to overtime, where the Pacers...
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...
Tune into FOX Sports Florida at 6:30 p.m. to watch the Orlando Magic take on the Indiana Pacers. NBA Magic territory.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- David West is showing why he is considered such a critical part of the Indiana Pacers' rebuilding project.
The power forward's tough, steady play inside has Indiana on the brink of its first playoff series win since 2005. He had 12...
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