Pacers beat Magic 98-79 with second-half surge

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Danny Granger scored 16 points, Paul George and Lance Stephenson each added 15, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Orlando Magic 98-79 on Monday night.

Indiana (37-10) won for the second time in three days and maintained its grip on the NBA's best record.

The reeling Magic were led by Arron Afflalo with 20 points and Nikola Vucevic with 16. Orlando (13-37) lost for the fourth time in five games and is a league-worst 3-23 on the road.

It wasn't nearly as easy as it seemed.

Orlando cut a 16-point second-quarter deficit to nine at the half, to 60-58 in the third quarter and even had two chances to tie the score.

But the Pacers answered with six straight points and put away the Magic with an 18-1 run that started late in the third quarter and ended with the Pacers up 86-64 with 7:45 left in the game.


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