POOF!!! PACERS WILL MAKE MAGIC DISAPPEAR!!!
Game Time Start: 8:00 pm ET
Magic (19-16) - 3rd place, 7½ GB, Southeast Division.
Pacers (18-16) - 3rd place, 3 GB, Central Division.
Magic - SF Grant Hill, PF Dwight Howard, C Kelvin Cato, SG Hedo Turkoglu, PG Steve Francis.
Pacers - SF James Jones, PF Jermaine O'Neal, C Jeff Foster, PG Jamaal Tinsley, SG Reggie Miller.
Magic - Francis, 21.5 ppg and 7 apg; Howard, 9.9 rpg.
Pacers - O'Neal, 26.2 ppg; Foster, 11.4 rpg; Tinsley, 7.0 apg.
Nov. 20; Magic, 86-83. At Indianapolis, with leading scorers Ron Artest, O'Neal and Stephen Jackson suspended indefinitely by the NBA earlier in the day following the brawl in Detroit, the short-handed Pacers started a lineup of reserves and managed to stay with the Magic. Hill hit four free throws in the final 12 seconds and finished with 28 points to lead Orlando.
Magic - 7-12 on the road; Pacers - 10-6 at home.
Magic - F Brandon Hunter (elbow); C Andrew DeClercq (knee).
Pacers - C David Harrison (concussion); F Jonathan Bender (knee).