Orlando 85, Indiana 81

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, February 4, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Officials - #11 Derrick Collins, #7 Kevin Fehr, #68 Marat Kogut
Attendance - 18165

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Orlando 23 16 23 23 85
Indiana 21 18 14 28 81

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Orlando 15-9 8-4 7-5 W3
Indiana 16-7 6-2 10-5 L1

Recap


Dwight Howard led all scorers with 27 points as the Orlando Magic overcame the ejection of Quentin Richardson to post an 85-81 win over the host Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.

Howard shot 10 for 16 while adding eight rebounds and three steals for the Magic (15-9), who have won three straight following a four-game losing skid.

Danny Granger scored 19 points but shot just 4 of 16 for the Pacers (16-7), who saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.

With the game tied 39-39 following a sloppy first half, Orlando shook off its offensive struggles with a quick start to the third quarter, fashioning a 14-2 run over a seven-minute span. As the quarter wound down, Richardson was inadvertently elbowed by Granger and had some choice words for the Indiana star, kicking off a minor brouhaha between the teams.

Richardson was given a double technical and an automatic ejection, while referees handed out three other technical fouls after order was restored.

The Pacers shot 5-for-15 with eight turnovers in the third quarter to find themselves down 62-53 entering the fourth.

Indiana stormed back in the final quarter, closing to within a single point on a Paul George three-point play with 7:28 remaining. Ryan Anderson countered with his own three-point conversion, and Indiana went four minutes without a field goal as Orlando built a six-point lead it wouldn't relinquish.

Top Game Performances

Orlando   Indiana
Dwight Howard 27 Scoring Danny Granger 19
Chris Duhon 5 Assists Paul George 5
Hedo Turkoglu 10 Rebounds Paul George 7
Dwight Howard 7 Free Throws Made Danny Granger 9
Dwight Howard 3 Steals Paul George 3
Dwight Howard 2 Blocks Louis Amundson 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Orlando 85 40.3 9-25 18-23 21 43 7 7 25
Indiana 81 34.1 4-22 19-21 12 45 9 11 16

Upcoming Games

  • Indiana will play their next game at home against Utah. The Pacers have a W/L % of .562 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Orlando will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Magic have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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