Indiana Pacers Come Up Short Once Again at Home; Fall to Orlando Magic

November 21st, 2010 by Chad Smith Leave a reply »
James Posey made a clutch three-pointer with less than a minute to play to give the Pacers an 86-85 lead. Jameer Nelson decided he didn't want the game to end like that.

Nelson got a three-point play of his own, and the Orlando Magic escaped Conseco Fieldhouse with a 90-86 win on Saturday night. The Pacers fought hard in the fourth quarter, but Roy Hibbert's foul trouble in the second half and the free throw disparity in the game were too much for Indiana to overcome.

I have been looking forward to this game since the beginning of the season because of the matchup between Roy Hibbert and Dwight Howard, the best center in the game today.

Hibbert actually outperformed Howard in the first half, out-scoring him 17 to six and pulling down three more rebounds. Hibbert got into foul trouble early in the second half though, and played less than 11 total minutes in the second half. Howard was able to score 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, when Orlando needed him most.

The Pacers out-rebounded Orlando in the game, had more assists, more steals, less turnovers, more fast break points and more points in the paint, yet still fell to the ...

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