Nik Vucevic's reaction said it all.

As the final tenths of a second ticked off the clock Sunday night, Vucevic took a few dribbles and hurled the basketball skyward. The fans inside Amway Center, almost all of them standing, yelled and shouted their approval.

Pure joy.

The Orlando Magic had won a game they weren't supposed to win and stunned the Indiana Pacers 93-92.

"It was the way we won," Vucevic said, a smile on his face. "It was a great team win."

Tough to argue with that.

The Pacers, the team with the NBA's best record and best defense, held a 17-point lead late in the third quarter, but the Magic — led primarily by rookie Victor Oladipo and their second unit — recovered and recorded a shocking victory.

"We play hard," Oladipo said. "It might sound simple and it might sound just kind of plain, but that's really what it is. We just played harder today."

Less than 48 hours earlier, on Friday night, the Magic bounced back from a 17-point deficit in the second quarter to beat the team with the league's second-best record, the Oklahoma City Thunder, 103-102.

In both of those wins, the Magic received a boost from their bench, especially Oladipo.

On Sunday, the rookie scored a team-high 23 points — including seven consecutive points during a key stretch from late in the third quarter to early in the fourth quarter.

"He is special," Pacers All-Star wing Paul George said.

George is special, too.

He finished with a game-high 27 points, and he gave the Magic players, coaches and fans a fit of worry during the game's final seconds.

Clinging to a one-point lead with 9.0 seconds left, the Magic had to inbound the ball from halfcourt.