Sunday , Mar , 16 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Orlando Magic Claim Playoff Spot

Maurice Evans and Keith Bogans were a combined 11-of-14 from the field, including 5-of-6 on 3-pointers in the Magic’s 122-111 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.

Evans scored a season-high 19 points and Bogans hit all three of his 3-point attempts on his way to 11 points as Orlando shot a season-best 63.6 percent from the field. The win clinched a playoff spot for the Magic, who currently are the No. 3 seed in the East.

"I know I’ve been helping us all season at the defensive end, but it really felt good to contribute something at the other end of the court," said Evans, who had 17 points in the third quarter.

Said Rashard Lewis, who scored 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting: "Mo is one of those guys you don’t hear much about because he doesn’t get a lot of stats, but he really came up big for us tonight." [NBA.com]