Magic vs. Pacers four-factors analysis

Nikola Vučević and Paul George - USA TODAY Sports

In their victory on Wednesday, the Magic took advantage of a winded Indiana team.

The Orlando Magic picked up their second victory in three games on Wednesday in a 97-86 win against the Indiana Pacers at Amway Center. The Pacers, playing their fourth game in five nights, fell behind by five points after the first period and never seriously challenged Orlando thereafter.

Indiana owns the league's best defense, but the Magic picked it apart Wednesday with crisp ball movement and hot outside shooting. Orlando shot 12-of-21 from three-point distance, with J.J. Redick and Jameer Nelson each going 4-of-6 on triples.

Team Pace Efficiency eFG% FT Rate OReb% TO Rate
Pacers 90.5 95.1 44.7% 11.8 27.3 16.6
Magic 90.5 107.2 53.5% 5.8 20.0 13.3
Green denotes a stat better than the team's 2012/13 average;
red denotes a stat worse than the team's 2012/13 average.

For the first time since December 19th--not coincidentally, the night Glen Davis suffered a sprained shoulder which would keep him out of the Magic's next 11 games--Orlando limited its opponent to less than one point per possession. The Pacers are an anemic offensive team, ranking second-worst in the league, but for a defense that defended at league-worst levels without Davis, Wednesday's performance at that end is a solid step toward returning to respectability.

Looking for Orlando Magic tickets? Orlando Pinstriped Post has you covered. We invite you to follow Orlando Pinstriped Post on Twitter and like Orlando Pinstriped Post on Facebook.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Orlando Pinstriped Post

You must be a member of Orlando Pinstriped Post to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Orlando Pinstriped Post. You should read them.

Join Orlando Pinstriped Post

You must be a member of Orlando Pinstriped Post to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Orlando Pinstriped Post. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker