NBA Game Summary - Orlando at Indiana
(Friday, November 10th)
Final Score: Indiana 93, Orlando 83
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Al Harrington scored 32 points and pulled down eight rebounds, as Indiana used a big third quarter run and pulled away for a 93-83 win over Orlando.
Jermaine O'Neal, who missed Wednesday's game at Washington with a sore left ankle, returned to the Pacers lineup but was limited to nine points, although he did have 11 rebounds. Danny Granger scored 18 for Indiana, which won for the third time in its last four overall and beat the Magic for a fourth straight time.
Harrington went 13-of-23 from the field.
"I knew that my game would come to me," Harrington said. "I knew my shots would begin to drop and the fan base here has just been great to support me with this. We've got to continue to share the ball, play our game and shore up some of our weaknesses that we know we have. I am playing at the same energy level that I did at the first two or three games but my shots are beginning to fall."
Jameer Nelson had 19 points to pace the Magic, who had a two-game winning streak halted. Grant Hill had 17 points, while Dwight Howard ended with 17 points and 14 rebounds for Orlando.
"The whole third quarter was bad," Magic coach Brian Hill said. "We had nine turnovers and you can't do that with a team like Indiana."
The Magic were ahead 50-47 at the half, and Howard's hook shot at the start of the third quarter extended the advantage to five points.
Nelson's jumper made it 64-61 in favor of Orlando with 3:06 left in the third before Indiana surged ahead for good with 14 straight points. Harrington started the burst with a jumper and a slam. Granger followed with a three- pointer.
The run extended into the fourth quarter and ended on O'Neal's turnaround jumper with 8:34 remaining, expanding Indiana's lead to 75-63.
Harrington made one foul shot with 7:12 left for a 78-65 cushion and the Magic never got closer than six the rest of the way.
Stephen Jackson ended with 10 points for the Pacers, while Hedo Turkoglu had 12 for Orlando.
The Magic led by as many as 10 in the first before holding a 32-27 lead after 12 minutes.
Indiana went 27-of-32 at the foul line...The Pacers outrebounded the Magic, 45-34...Orlando had 20 turnovers.
11/10 23:58:49 ET