NBA Playoffs: Magic Wins Game 1 of their First Round Series vs Pacers, 81-77By Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Apr 29, 2012 in Basketball, Sports •
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The Orlando Magic steals Game 1 of their first round series of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Indiana Pacers, 81-77, on Saturday, April 28, 2012, according to a report at NBA.com. Orlando rallied from seven-points down and held the Pacers scoreless in the last 4:05 of the game to snatch the victory.
Playing without injured star center Dwight Howard, Jason Richardson and Jameer Nelson scored 17 points apiece to lead Orlando‘s victory in the Pacers‘ homecourt at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN. Richardson shot 5 of 8 from the three-point range to lift Orlando.
Magic center, Glen Davis, scored 16 points and pulled down 13 rebounds. After the game, Davis explained that they were “not trying to impress the doubters or make them believe. Only if we believe. When we believe, there’s unlimited things that we can do. We’ve been through a lot mentally, physically. We’ve overcame and did a great job out there today.”
David West led the Pacers with 19 points and nine rebounds. Danny Granger scored 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds for Indiana.
Indiana point guard Paul George summed up the Pacers downfall. George said that “With Dwight being out, the 3-point line is what we had to take care of, and we didn’t.”
Game 2 of the first round series will be on Monday night, April 30 in Indianapolis.
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