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Orlando

[ORLANDO] — The Orlando Magic played host to the Indiana Pacers last night but don't think that the home cooking gave them any sort of advantage. The 112-127 loss has the Magic and their fans cringing as they brace for their next opportunity to redeem themselves. The loss bumps Orlando's record down to 28-52 on the season, while the victory gives Indiana a 40-40 total on the year. Though the loss stings nonetheless, Magic fans can take solace in the fact that the club's offensive output was above and beyond what the team has displayed so far this season. It may not help come playoff time, but there are worse things than being outplayed by a solid opponent.

On this night it was Paul George leading the show from a statistical perspective. His 37 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 0 blocks and 0 steals in 40 minutes topped all players in terms of general production. Most importantly, the Pacers managed to prevail where it mattered most and will happily add another victory to their season total. So long as George keeps producing at this rate and Indiana keeps winning ball games, everybody - from fantasy owners to the team coaching and executive staff - will be more than satisfied.

In addition to the contributions from George, the Pacers also benefited from a big night out of Jeff Teague. With 9 points, 4 rebounds and 13 assists, Teague did an admirable job helping guide his club to a much needed road victory.

From a personal standpoint, Terrence Ross made his presence felt from beyond the arc, toying with defenders all night long and connecting on an impressive 6 bombs. Putting a stop to any NBA calibre talent is no easy task, but even more so when they're red-hot from beyond three-point range.

It's game like this where it's clear that they can't all be victories. Though the Magic would come out of this one empty handed they can rest assured that they did their jobs on the defensive end. Should Orlando maintain their defensive fortitude, it's likely that they'll find their way back into the win column soon enough.

The loss hurts for the homeside but they'll get their opportunity to regain ground in a pending matchup with the Chicago Bulls. The Pacers, meanwhile, will set their sights on a run-in with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Magic Stats

Roster P R A B S M
N. Vucevic81051331
T. Ross29420236
A. Gordon17431237
E. Fournier23220037
E. Payton103100133
B. Biyombo7410117
J. Meeks8310014
C. Watson1230113
M. Hezonja9110017
D. Rudez001001
P. Garino000001
M. Georges-Hunt000001

Pacers Stats

Roster P R A B S M
P. George37760040
J. Teague94130331
M. Turner231012030
T. Young14422131
L. Stephenson8631022
C. Miles11300120
K. Seraphin11410018
L. Allen740005
M. Ellis5150125
A. Brooks0140017
J. Young210001
R. Christmas000001
DetailsOrlandoIndiana
Game No.8080
Score112127
Average101.0105.0
Record28-5240-40
 
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Game MVPs

Paul
George

55.5 FP
1.39 FPPM
Jeff
Teague

45.5 FP
1.47 FPPM
Myles
Turner

42.5 FP
1.42 FPPM

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