Pacers vs Magic: Game Two

Final score: 97-78 Pacers win. (Series tied 1-1)

The Indiana Pacers bounced back in the best possible way as they took down the Orlando Magic by 19 points. David West continued to pound the paint in Dwight Howard’s absence, scoring 18 points and pulling down 11 rebounds, also getting to the line ten times. Roy Hibbert didn’t provide a huge offensive boost but his 5 offensive boards helped keep possessions alive for the Pacers.

“We can’t get too high after this victory. They still have an advantage going there. There’s room for us to improve and we know it’s going to be a tough environment going down there.”
David West: Pacers forward

The Magic were held to just 35 percent shooting and only 32 percent from down town in a mix of good defence and missed open shots. Glen Davis especially struggled mightily, only hitting 5 of his 16 shots but got to the line 10 times, hitting 8, to score 18 points and lead the Magic. He also pulled down 10 rebounds to help plug the rebounding gap Dwight leaves. Jason Richardson especially went from 17 points in game one to just two in the second. The saying that the Magic “Live by the three, die by the three” could not be anymore relevant in this game.

Posted on May 1, 2012, in Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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