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Sabonis scores 21 as Pacers rally past Magic 109-102

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Even without injured stars Victor Oladipo and Myles Turner, the Indiana Pacers are managing to pile up wins.

Domantas Sabonis had 21 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists, and Malcolm Brogdon and T.J. Wareen each scored 19 to help the Pacers beat the Orlando Magic 109-102 on Sunday for their sixth win in seven games.

Doug McDermott had 18 points and T.J. McConnell added 12 points and eight assists and were the difference-makers as Indiana erased a nine-point halftime deficit by outscoring Orlando 58-42 in the second half.

''I thought both groups (starters and reserves) were solid, but you need your second group to play like these guys have been playing,'' Indiana coach Nate McMillan said. ''We had good ball movement, our guys were sharing the ball and defending hard. When you do that, you're going to be tough to beat.''

Evan Fournier scored 22 points to lead Orlando. Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and 17 rebounds, and Aaron Gordon added 13 points as the Magic lost for the fifth time in six games.

Orlando had its best offensive half of the season in the first two quarters, shooting 55.3 percent, including eight of 13 from behind the 3-point line. The second half was a totally different story.

Indiana limited the Magic to 35.7 percent shooting, overtaking Orlando with 12-0 and 18-8 runs to start the third and fourth quarters respectively.

''They scored every which way you could in the first half,'' McMillan said. ''We really put no pressure on them at all, but we did a better job establishing our defense and getting pressure on the ball in the second half.''

The Pacers led 81-77 going into the fourth quarter and pushed the lead to 14 points with a spark from McConnell. The Magic guards couldn't stay with McConnell on the pick-and-roll and the Pacers' backup point guard made them pay, hitting three straight short jumpers.

He also had four assists in the game-deciding run, two to McDermott, who hit seven of 13 shots for the game.

''I think the second unit is always going to provide energy,'' McConnell said. ''I think that's what a bench is supposed to do. We're getting more comfortable with each other, we're finding each other, moving without the ball, screening, executing and that's really all you can ask.''

Orlando made only three of its first 15 shots in the fourth before D.J. Augustin's runner got things back on track. The closest the Magic could get was 105-99 on a driving layup by Markell Fultz with 40 seconds to play.

However, Brogdon made a 3-pointer on Indiana's next possession to put the game away.

''I'm surprised and really disappointed,'' Magic coach Steve Clifford said. ''To start the third quarter, they crushed us. The two most important players in the game, in my opinion, were (T.J.) McConnell and (Doug) McDermott. Those two guys drilled us.''

The Pacers erased a 60-51 halftime deficit by scoring the first 12 points of the second half, including six straight from Brogdon at the end of the run. Indiana outscored Orlando 31-17 in the quarter, hitting 12 of 22 shots (59 percent).

The first half was Orlando's best offensive half of the season. The Magic shot 55.3 percent, including eight of 13 from behind the 3-point line. Fournier hit all three of his 3s and four of five shots for 11 points, and Vucevic also had 11 to help Orlando to its nine-point halftime lead.

TIP INS

Pacers: G Jeremy Lamb, C Myles Turner were out with sprained ankles. . The Pacers' reserves outscored their Orlando counterparts 48-31.

Magic: Magic F Jonathan Isaac leads the NBA in shots blocked at 3.11 per game. ... Vucevic passed Tracy McGrady to become the third-leading scorer in Magic history. ... The Magic and L3Harris teamed up to donate 1,500 game tickets to active and retired military personnel in Central Florida.

RECORD SETTING NIGHT

The Pacers and Magic combined for just 11 free throws in the game, the fewest ever in a NBA game.

The Magic shot six free throws, all in the second half. Indiana had only five attempts, four in the second half.

''We looked at that at halftime and they had zero attempts so that meant we weren't being aggressive,'' Indiana coach Nate McMillan said. ''Not that you want to be out there fouling, but they were burning us without going to the free throw line so we just needed to be more aggressive and our guys responded.''

UP NEXT

Pacers: Host Oklahoma City on Tuesday night.

Magic: Host Philadelphia on Wednesday night.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:48 +2 Markelle Fultz made driving layup 0-2
11:28   Domantas Sabonis missed hook shot  
11:26   Defensive rebound by Jonathan Isaac  
11:18   Jonathan Isaac missed layup  
11:18   IND team rebound  
11:06 +2 T.J. Warren made floating jump shot, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 2-2
10:53   Personal foul on T.J. Warren  
10:45   Nikola Vucevic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:42   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
10:33 +2 Malcolm Brogdon made jump shot 4-2
10:17 +2 Jonathan Isaac made reverse layup, assist by Nikola Vucevic 4-4
10:07   Malcolm Brogdon missed driving layup, blocked by Markelle Fultz  
10:03   Offensive rebound by Malcolm Brogdon  
10:01 +3 Aaron Holiday made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 7-4
9:47 +3 Evan Fournier made 3-pt. jump shot 7-7
9:32   Aaron Holiday missed jump shot  
9:29   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
9:19   Evan Fournier missed jump shot  
9:16   Defensive rebound by Malcolm Brogdon  
9:08 +2 Malcolm Brogdon made jump shot 9-7
8:54 +3 Jonathan Isaac made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Aaron Gordon 9-10
8:41 +2 T.J. Warren made floating jump shot, assist by Aaron Holiday 11-10
8:32 +2 Markelle Fultz made layup 11-12
8:18 +2 Malcolm Brogdon made jump shot 13-12
7:57   Jonathan Isaac missed turnaround jump shot  
7:53   Defensive rebound by T.J. Warren  
7:45 +2 Domantas Sabonis made jump shot, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 15-12
7:26 +2 Evan Fournier made jump shot, assist by Nikola Vucevic 15-14
7:06   Domantas Sabonis missed hook shot  
7:02   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
6:53 +2 Aaron Gordon made turnaround jump shot, assist by Evan Fournier 15-16
6:35   T.J. Warren missed floating jump shot, blocked by Jonathan Isaac  
6:31   Defensive rebound by Markelle Fultz  
6:28 +3 Evan Fournier made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Markelle Fultz 15-19
6:05 +2 Domantas Sabonis made hook shot 17-19
5:49   Bad pass turnover on Nikola Vucevic, stolen by Domantas Sabonis  
5:44   Aaron Holiday missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:41   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
5:30   Markelle Fultz missed layup  
5:24   Offensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
5:24   Nikola Vucevic missed dunk  
5:21   Offensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
5:21 +2 Nikola Vucevic made dunk 17-21
5:17   T.J. Warren missed jump shot  
5:12   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
4:54   Lost ball turnover on Nikola Vucevic, stolen by T.J. Warren  
4:47 +3 Aaron Holiday made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Domantas Sabonis 20-21
4:27 +3 Nikola Vucevic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Evan Fournier 20-24
4:12   Malcolm Brogdon missed hook shot  
4:09   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
4:08   Personal foul on Aaron Holiday  
4:01   Michael Carter-Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:57   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
3:47   Domantas Sabonis missed jump shot, blocked by Nikola Vucevic  
3:44   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
3:40   Bad pass turnover on Michael Carter-Williams, stolen by Justin Holiday  
3:23   Domantas Sabonis missed hook shot  
3:21   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
3:14 +2 D.J. Augustin made driving layup 20-26
2:57 +3 Doug McDermott made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Domantas Sabonis 23-26
2:39   Nikola Vucevic missed jump shot  
2:37   Defensive rebound by Doug McDermott  
2:29   Domantas Sabonis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:27   Defensive rebound by Jonathan Isaac  
2:17 +2 Terrence Ross made jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 23-28
2:04 +2 T.J. Warren made layup, assist by T.J. McConnell 25-28
1:44   D.J. Augustin missed driving layup  
1:36   Offensive rebound by Michael Carter-Williams  
1:36   Michael Carter-Williams missed dunk  
1:36   Defensive rebound by TJ Leaf  
1:31 +2 TJ Leaf made hook shot, assist by Justin Holiday 27-28
1:12 +3 Terrence Ross made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 27-31
0:46   TJ Leaf missed layup  
0:43   Offensive rebound by Doug McDermott  
0:42   Doug McDermott missed layup, blocked by Mo Bamba  
0:38   Offensive rebound by Doug McDermott  
0:34   Lost ball turnover on Justin Holiday, stolen by Mo Bamba  
0:30   D.J. Augustin missed layup, blocked by T.J. McConnell  
0:30   ORL team rebound  
0:29 +2 Aaron Gordon made layup, assist by Michael Carter-Williams 27-33
0:16 +2 T.J. McConnell made driving layup 29-33
0:00   D.J. Augustin missed fade-away jump shot  
0:00   ORL team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:49 +2 Doug McDermott made jump shot, assist by T.J. McConnell 31-33
11:34 +2 Terrence Ross made jump shot, assist by Michael Carter-Williams 31-35
11:18 +2 T.J. Warren made floating jump shot 33-35
11:00 +2 Terrence Ross made jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 33-37
10:43   TJ Leaf missed hook shot, blocked by Mo Bamba  
10:39   Defensive rebound by D.J. Augustin  
10:28   Michael Carter-Williams missed floating jump shot  
10:26   Offensive rebound by Mo Bamba  
10:24   Mo Bamba missed dunk  
10:23   Offensive rebound by Mo Bamba  
10:23   Mo Bamba missed dunk  
10:23   IND team rebound  
10:10   Bad pass turnover on T.J. Warren, stolen by D.J. Augustin  
10:07 +2 D.J. Augustin made reverse layup 33-39
9:52   T.J. Warren missed floating jump shot  
9:49   Offensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
9:47 +2 Domantas Sabonis made dunk 35-39
9:21   D.J. Augustin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:20   ORL team rebound  
9:20   Personal foul on Domantas Sabonis  
9:13 +3 Mo Bamba made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 35-42
8:59   Violation  
8:49   Domantas Sabonis missed layup, blocked by Michael Carter-Williams  
8:45   Defensive rebound by Mo Bamba  
8:35   Personal foul on Alize Johnson  
8:32   Terrence Ross missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:29   Defensive rebound by Malcolm Brogdon  
8:28   Bad pass turnover on Malcolm Brogdon, stolen by Terrence Ross  
8:12 +2 Mo Bamba made hook shot 35-44
7:57 +2 Malcolm Brogdon made jump shot 37-44
7:43   Out of bounds turnover on Mo Bamba  
7:34 +2 Doug McDermott made hook shot, assist by Domantas Sabonis 39-44
7:34   Shooting foul on Nikola Vucevic  
7:34 +1 Doug McDermott made free throw 40-44
7:12 +2 Nikola Vucevic made layup, assist by D.J. Augustin 40-46
6:59   Doug McDermott missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:59   Offensive rebound by Alize Johnson  
6:59   Personal foul on D.J. Augustin  
6:47 +3 Aaron Holiday made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Domantas Sabonis 43-46
6:28   Bad pass turnover on Jonathan Isaac, stolen by Aaron Holiday  
6:17 +2 Domantas Sabonis made layup, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 45-46
5:58 +3 Jonathan Isaac made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Evan Fournier 45-49
5:43   Malcolm Brogdon missed jump shot  
5:39   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
5:33 +2 Nikola Vucevic made layup, assist by Evan Fournier 45-51
5:26   Personal foul on Evan Fournier  
5:11   Malcolm Brogdon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:08   IND team rebound  
4:58   Malcolm Brogdon missed jump shot  
4:56   Defensive rebound by Jonathan Isaac  
4:47 +2 Nikola Vucevic made layup, assist by Jonathan Isaac 45-53
4:27 +2 JaKarr Sampson made hook shot, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 47-53
4:14   Nikola Vucevic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:11   Defensive rebound by Malcolm Brogdon  
3:57   Lost ball turnover on Malcolm Brogdon, stolen by Nikola Vucevic  
3:47 +3 Evan Fournier made 3-pt. jump shot 47-56
3:31   Aaron Holiday missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:29   Defensive rebound by Al-Farouq Aminu  
3:17 +2 Al-Farouq Aminu made layup, assist by Nikola Vucevic 47-58
2:56   Domantas Sabonis missed jump shot, blocked by Nikola Vucevic  
2:56   ORL team rebound  
2:56   Personal foul on JaKarr Sampson  
2:38   Nikola Vucevic missed jump shot  
2:36   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
2:31   Lost ball turnover on Malcolm Brogdon  
2:31   Personal foul on Malcolm Brogdon  
2:20 +2 Markelle Fultz made finger-roll layup 47-60
2:02 +2 T.J. Warren made floating jump shot, assist by Domantas Sabonis 49-60
1:45   Nikola Vucevic missed jump shot  
1:42   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
1:29   Malcolm Brogdon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:26   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
1:21   Out of bounds turnover on Evan Fournier  
1:03   T.J. Warren missed fade-away jump shot  
1:03   IND team rebound  
1:03   Personal foul on Aaron Gordon  
0:49 +2 Domantas Sabonis made layup, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 51-60
0:30   Jonathan Isaac missed jump shot  
0:27   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
0:08   Malcolm Brogdon missed jump shot  
0:06   Defensive rebound by Evan Fournier  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:40 +2 Aaron Holiday made reverse layup 53-60
11:21   Out of bounds turnover on Jonathan Isaac  
11:08   Aaron Holiday missed floating jump shot  
11:05   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
10:44   Markelle Fultz missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:41   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
10:25 +2 T.J. Warren made turnaround jump shot, assist by Aaron Holiday 55-60
10:08   Aaron Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:06   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
10:00 +2 Domantas Sabonis made layup, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 57-60
9:45   Markelle Fultz missed floating jump shot  
9:43   Defensive rebound by JaKarr Sampson  
9:35 +2 Malcolm Brogdon made jump shot 59-60
9:18   Jonathan Isaac missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:15   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
9:04   T.J. Warren missed jump shot, blocked by Aaron Gordon  
9:00   Offensive rebound by Aaron Holiday  
8:53   Bad pass turnover on Domantas Sabonis, stolen by Markelle Fultz  
8:43   Bad pass turnover on Aaron Gordon, stolen by JaKarr Sampson  
8:26 +2 Malcolm Brogdon made driving layup 61-60
8:11   Evan Fournier missed jump shot  
8:08   Defensive rebound by T.J. Warren  
8:01 +2 Malcolm Brogdon made floating jump shot, assist by T.J. Warren 63-60
7:37   Aaron Gordon missed reverse layup, blocked by Domantas Sabonis  
7:35   Offensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
7:33 +3 Evan Fournier made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Aaron Gordon 63-63
7:08   Domantas Sabonis missed jump shot  
7:06   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
6:59   Aaron Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:57   Defensive rebound by Malcolm Brogdon  
6:52   Personal foul on Evan Fournier  
6:40   Aaron Holiday missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:37   Defensive rebound by Evan Fournier  
6:19 +3 Aaron Gordon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Evan Fournier 63-66
5:59   T.J. Warren missed floating jump shot  
5:58   Offensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
5:53 +3 T.J. Warren made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Aaron Holiday 66-66
5:35 +2 Nikola Vucevic made layup, assist by Evan Fournier 66-68
5:23   Personal foul on Evan Fournier  
5:15   Traveling violation turnover on Aaron Holiday  
4:57   Personal foul on Aaron Holiday  
4:53   Shooting foul on JaKarr Sampson  
4:53 +1 Evan Fournier made 1st of 2 free throws 66-69
4:53 +1 Evan Fournier made 2nd of 2 free throws 66-70
4:39 +2 Malcolm Brogdon made jump shot, assist by Domantas Sabonis 68-70
4:18   Lost ball turnover on Jonathan Isaac, stolen by Malcolm Brogdon  
4:12 +3 Doug McDermott made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 71-70
3:54 +3 Nikola Vucevic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 71-73
3:35   Personal foul on Nikola Vucevic  
3:28   Out of bounds turnover on Malcolm Brogdon  
3:15   Michael Carter-Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:12   Defensive rebound by Justin Holiday  
3:07   Offensive foul on Domantas Sabonis  
3:07   Turnover on Domantas Sabonis  
2:46 +3 Terrence Ross made 3-pt. jump shot 71-76
2:31 +3 Justin Holiday made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by T.J. McConnell 74-76
2:18   Traveling violation turnover on Terrence Ross  
2:08 +3 Doug McDermott made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by T.J. McConnell 77-76
1:53   Mo Bamba missed layup  
1:50   Defensive rebound by TJ Leaf  
1:39 +2 T.J. McConnell made jump shot 79-76
1:17   Mo Bamba missed hook shot  
1:13   Defensive rebound by Justin Holiday  
1:00   T.J. McConnell missed driving layup  
0:58   Offensive rebound by TJ Leaf  
0:57   TJ Leaf missed floating jump shot  
0:55   Offensive rebound by TJ Leaf  
0:54   Alize Johnson missed floating jump shot, blocked by Mo Bamba  
0:50   Defensive rebound by Terrence Ross  
0:43   Shooting foul on Justin Holiday  
0:43   Michael Carter-Williams missed 1st of 2 free throws  
0:43   ORL team rebound  
0:43 +1 Michael Carter-Williams made 2nd of 2 free throws 79-77
0:35   T.J. McConnell missed jump shot  
0:35   Offensive rebound by Alize Johnson  
0:21 +2 T.J. McConnell made floating jump shot 81-77
0:01   D.J. Augustin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   IND team rebound  
0:00   End of period