The Indiana Pacers were slumping. They were joking around, not taking their losing serious. Enter Cleveland and Orlando. Those two teams came around just in time for the Pacers to look normal again. The Pacers followed up their easy victory over Cleveland on Monday by getting another easy one, in their 95-73 win over the Magic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday. The Pacers now have a five-game lead on the Chicago Bulls for first place in the Central Division. Swingman Paul George led the Pacers with 19 points. The Pacers were without starting power forward David West for the second straight game because of a back injury. That’s okay, Tyler Hansbrough had no problem stepping up and filling in for West. Hansbrough had his second straight double-double, finishing with 14 points and 14 rebounds in 27 minutes. The Pacers trailed by five points early on, but the they took control of the game with a 14-0 run.
Pacers pick up second win in a row, 95-73 over Orlando
Indianapolis Star | Mar 20