Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 5/4/12
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After Thursday's practice session, Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy said he was considering lineup changes for Saturdays Game 4 against the Indiana Pacers. No wonder. The coach is do doubt looking for answers as he looks at numbers that tell a striking story. In the first three games of the best-of-seven series, the Pacers starting five have outplayed the Magic starters. Badly. Heres how the numbers look: Indianas starting five, on the court together, have an offensive efficiency rating of 121.2, meaning, the Pacers are scoring an incredible 121 points per 100 possessions. Pacer starters have a defensive efficiency rating of 83.9, which means they are giving up just 84 points per 100 possessions against the Magic. Subtract the defensive rating from the offensive rating, and you have a net efficiency rating for Indianas starting lineup at a whopping 37.4. (By comparison, the Miami Heats starting five this season had a net efficiency rating of 10.9, among the highest in...
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