Harrington paces Indiana past Orlando
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Al Harrington scored 32 points and pulled
down eight rebounds, as Indiana used a big third quarter run and pulled away
for a 93-83 win over Orlando.
Jermaine O’Neal, who missed Wednesday’s game at Washington with a sore left
ankle, returned to the Pacers lineup but was limited to nine points, although
he did have 11 rebounds. Danny Granger scored 18 for Indiana, which won for
the third time in its last four overall and beat the Magic for a fourth
Jameer Nelson had 19 points to pace the Magic, who had a two-game winning
streak halted. Grant Hill had 17 points, while Dwight Howard ended with 17
points and 14 rebounds for Orlando.
The Magic were ahead 50-47 at the half, and Howard’s hook shot at the start of
the third quarter extended the advantage to five points.
Nelson’s jumper made it 64-61 in favor of Orlando with 3:06 left in the third
before Indiana surged ahead for good with 14 straight points. Harrington
started the burst with a jumper and a slam. Granger followed with a three-
The run extended into the fourth quarter and ended on O’Neal’s turnaround
jumper with 8:34 remaining, expanding Indiana’s lead to 75-63.
Harrington made one foul shot with 7:12 left for a 78-65 cushion and the Magic
never got closer than six the rest of the way.
Stephen Jackson ended with 10 points for the Pacers, while Hedo Turkoglu had
12 for Orlando.
The Magic led by as many as 10 in the first before holding a 32-27 lead after
Indiana went 27-of-32 at the foul line…The Pacers outrebounded the Magic,
45-34…Orlando had 20 turnovers…Harrington went 13-of-23 from the field.