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Victor Oladipo scores 26, leads Pacers past Magic 121-109

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) When Victor Oladipo was asked about his return to the lineup after missing Indiana's previous game, he couldn't describe how tormenting it was to watch from the sidelines with a bruised right knee.

So, when Oladipo was cleared for Monday night's matchup with the Orlando Magic, he made up for lost time with a performance that spoke for itself.

Oladipo scored 26 points to help the Pacers beat the Magic 121-109, handing the Orlando its ninth straight loss.

''He was anxious to play and just came out aggressive,'' Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. ''He shot the ball with a great deal of confidence . when a guy is playing with that type of confidence, we try to put the ball in his hands and let him make plays, and he did that tonight.''

Oladipo made his first 11 shots before finishing the game 11-for-14. He also grabbed six rebounds - all on the defensive end of the floor - and added five assists.

After his final bucket of the night - an off-balance 3-pointer that banked in - Oladipo turned and shrugged almost in disbelief that he had yet to miss a shot all night.

''Yeah, it was a little something,'' Oladipo said. ''At that point, when you're making stuff like that, you don't know where it comes from. It just went in. It was pretty cool.''

And when Oladipo finally missed a shot, the Pacers picked up the slack to mount a 13-0 scoring run that lasted nearly three minutes, putting Indiana ahead by 17 with five minutes left in the game.

It was the Pacers' fourth quarter surge on offense that ultimately proved to be the difference in a game where the Magic fought desperately to snap their losing streak.

The Pacers had five players in double figures as Bojan Bogdanovic added 22 points, Domantas Sabonis scored 19 points and Myles Turner and Lance Stephenson each added 18.

Orlando gave Indiana everything it could handle through the first three quarters. The Magic managed to fight back from 76-66 and close the deficit, trailing 85-84 heading into the fourth quarter. But the Pacers hit their stride during the final 12 minutes and outscored the Magic 36-25 in the fourth.

Jonathan Simmons led Orlando with 21 points.

''We fought hard. We played hard. We played well in spurts a lot of the basketball game,'' Magic coach Frank Vogel said. ''Block out all the noise. Block out how many we lost and focus on trying to improve each day.''

STEADY PACE

Since losing 118-95 to Houston on Nov. 12, the Pacers are 6-1. During the same seven game stretch, Indiana has scored 100 or more points in each of its six wins. The Pacers - who average 108 points per game - are now 11-4 in games where they score 100 or more points.

MAGIC SPELL

Dating back to the 2012-13 season, the Pacers have won 17 of their last 19 regular season meetings with Orlando, including the last six matchups with the Magic, leaving former Pacers coach Frank Vogel winless against his old team.

TIP-INS

Magic: Orlando has now lost nine straight games during a stretch in which it is 2-11 in its last 13 games. ... The Magic are now 3-12 when allowing their opponent to score 100 or more points. ... With 16 3-pointers Monday night, the Magic have now made at least one three in 841 consecutive games, the fifth longest streak in the NBA.

Pacers: Indiana has made 11 or more 3-pointers in six of its last nine games.

UP NEXT:

Magic: Host Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.

Pacers: At Houston on Wednesday night.

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Key Players
A. Gordon
00 F
V. Oladipo
4 G
33.0 Min. Per Game 33.0
22.8 Pts. Per Game 22.8
3.7 Ast. Per Game 3.7
5.0 Reb. Per Game 5.0
50.4 Field Goal % 47.4
50.7 Three Point % 46.5
77.0 Free Throw % 79.6
  Team rebound 0:03
  Jonathon Simmons missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:03
  Offensive rebound by Elfrid Payton 0:04
  Jonathon Simmons missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:08
  24-second shot clock violation turnover 0:14
+ 1 Elfrid Payton made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:38
+ 1 Elfrid Payton made 1st of 2 free throws 0:38
  Personal foul on Lance Stephenson 0:38
+ 2 Lance Stephenson made dunk, assist by Domantas Sabonis 0:47
+ 2 Elfrid Payton made finger-roll layup, assist by Aaron Gordon 0:57
  Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon 1:01
Team Stats
Points 109 121
Field Goals 40-92 (43.5%) 42-79 (53.2%)
3-Pointers 16-41 (39.0%) 15-26 (57.7%)
Free Throws 13-16 (81.3%) 22-26 (84.6%)
Total Rebounds 44 52
Offensive 10 8
Defensive 25 35
Team 9 9
Assists 22 25
Steals 4 7
Blocks 9 8
Turnovers 14 14
Fouls 23 18
Technicals 0 0
16 PTS, 12 REB, 3 AST
26 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST
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away team logo Magic 8-13 25253425109
home team logo Pacers 12-9 33242836121
Team Stats
away team logo Magic 8-13 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Pacers 12-9 100.6 PPG 40 RPG 21.1 APG
Key Players
J. Simmons F 13.9 PPG 3.5 RPG 2.5 APG 46.5 FG%
V. Oladipo G 23.1 PPG 5.2 RPG 4.3 APG 47.7 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Simmons F 21 PTS 3 REB 1 AST
V. Oladipo G 26 PTS 6 REB 5 AST
43.5 FG% 53.2
39.0 3PT FG% 57.7
81.3 FT% 84.6
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Simmons 34 21 3 1 0 0 3 3 6/14 4/9 5/6 1 2 23 +1
N. Vucevic 36 16 12 3 0 3 3 5 7/17 2/5 0/0 3 9 34 -13
A. Gordon 39 16 6 2 1 4 1 2 5/10 4/7 2/2 2 4 30 -21
E. Payton 26 15 3 5 1 0 4 3 6/8 1/2 2/2 2 1 25 -6
E. Fournier 36 12 2 4 0 0 0 3 5/15 1/6 1/2 0 2 22 -20
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Simmons 34 21 3 1 0 0 3 3 6/14 4/9 5/6 1 2 23 +1
N. Vucevic 36 16 12 3 0 3 3 5 7/17 2/5 0/0 3 9 34 -13
A. Gordon 39 16 6 2 1 4 1 2 5/10 4/7 2/2 2 4 30 -21
E. Payton 26 15 3 5 1 0 4 3 6/8 1/2 2/2 2 1 25 -6
E. Fournier 36 12 2 4 0 0 0 3 5/15 1/6 1/2 0 2 22 -20
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Augustin 21 11 1 4 0 0 2 2 4/6 1/2 2/3 0 1 18 -6
M. Speights 12 9 1 0 1 0 0 2 3/7 2/4 1/1 1 0 11 +6
T. Ross 25 7 5 3 1 1 1 2 3/11 1/6 0/0 0 5 19 -3
B. Biyombo 7 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 1/4 0/0 0/0 1 1 5 +2
A. Afflalo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Mack - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Hezonja - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Iwundu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Artis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Payne - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Birch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Isaac - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 109 35 22 4 9 14 23 40/92 16/41 13/16 10 25 187 -60
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
V. Oladipo 33 26 6 5 2 4 5 5 11/14 4/6 0/0 0 6 43 +29
B. Bogdanovic 37 22 3 0 0 0 1 2 7/13 2/4 6/7 0 3 24 +7
M. Turner 30 18 4 0 0 2 2 1 6/13 3/5 3/4 1 3 22 +1
D. Collison 27 7 2 2 2 1 1 2 2/7 1/2 2/2 1 1 15 +9
T. Young 29 2 5 5 2 0 0 0 1/9 0/1 0/0 2 3 19 +2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
V. Oladipo 33 26 6 5 2 4 5 5 11/14 4/6 0/0 0 6 43 +29
B. Bogdanovic 37 22 3 0 0 0 1 2 7/13 2/4 6/7 0 3 24 +7
M. Turner 30 18 4 0 0 2 2 1 6/13 3/5 3/4 1 3 22 +1
D. Collison 27 7 2 2 2 1 1 2 2/7 1/2 2/2 1 1 15 +9
T. Young 29 2 5 5 2 0 0 0 1/9 0/1 0/0 2 3 19 +2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Sabonis 26 19 8 5 0 0 2 2 5/7 1/1 8/9 3 5 35 +10
L. Stephenson 23 18 8 5 1 1 3 5 7/11 1/2 3/4 1 7 35 0
C. Joseph 30 9 7 3 0 0 0 1 3/5 3/5 0/0 0 7 22 +2
J. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Robinson III - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Sumner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Poythress - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Anigbogu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Leaf - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Jefferson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Wilkins - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 121 43 25 7 8 14 18 42/79 15/26 22/26 8 35 215 +60