At halftime in Orlando, the Indiana Pacers lead the Magic 68-59.
Indiana was down early as Orlando’s Terrence Ross came out of the gate red-hot. Ross made three 3-pointers to give the home team a 9-2 lead. The Pacers responded with eight straight points to take a 10-9 lead at the 8:45 mark.
A highly-competitive period would ensue. With 5:39 left in the first, the teams were tied at 21. Neither team led by more than four the rest of first.
The Pacers got a late quarter boost from Lavoy Allen, as he came off the bench to score seven points in the quarter to propel Indiana to a 39-38 advantage heading into the second.
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Behind five early second quarter points from Paul George, Indiana extended its lead to 46-41 with 9:40 to play in the half.
Indiana led 51-44 before the Magic reeled off five straight to get back within two with 6:50 left in the period. But the Pacers were able to hold onto their lead, eventually growing it back to seven, 62-55, with a little under three minutes until halftime, putting them in position to lead after one half.
George had a monster half, scoring 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting. Thad Young scored 14 points and Myles Turner added 11 points and nine rebounds.
For Orlando, Evan Fournier scored 14 points, and Aaron Gordon ended the half with 11.
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TV: FOX Sports Indiana – Chris Denari (play-by-play), Quinn Buckner (analyst), Jeremiah Johnson (sideline reporter/host)
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan – Mark Boyle (play-by-play), Pat Boylan (studio host)
Please Note: For the remainder of the season, all Pacers radio broadcasts can be heard on FM 107.5 as well as AM 1070 The Fan.
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Away Game Night Special
Hoop Set – $12. Game Night Specials can be purchased online the day of each away game from 10:00 AM – Midnight. Order Online »
Home Court Gift Shop Game Night Special
Hickory State Hat – $10. Game Night Specials can be purchased in the Home Court Gift Shop or any of our souvenir stands located on all levels of Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The special is also available online at PacersGear.com until midnight.
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