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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- INDIANA 20 18 29 24 91 ORLANDO 27 19 24 23 93 FINAL


INDIANA (91) AT ORLANDO (93)

INDIANA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

MULLIN F 27 4-8 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 11 D DAVIS F 32 6-7 0-1 3 1 4 0 3 0 2 12 SMITS C 35 12-20 3-4 2 7 9 1 2 0 2 27 MILLER G 38 8-17 2-4 0 1 1 2 2 2 0 21 JACKSON G 30 5-6 0-0 0 3 3 10 1 0 1 10 A DAVIS 21 0-4 0-0 4 8 12 3 4 1 1 0 BEST 18 0-2 2-2 0 0 0 5 3 2 1 2 ROSE 14 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 3 0 0 2 0 MCKEY 25 4-10 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 8 CROSHERE DNP - COACH'S DECISION HOIBERG DNP - COACH'S DECISION WEST DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-76 7-11 9 24 33 26 17 6 10 91 (.513) (.636) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 10(11 PTS)

ORLANDO REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

OUTLAW F 48 1-6 1-2 3 6 9 4 3 1 3 3 GRANT F 32 3-6 0-0 2 5 7 2 2 0 0 6 SCHAYES C 29 8-14 2-2 5 4 9 1 3 1 1 18 ANDERSON G 44 14-29 8-9 5 2 7 4 3 3 3 37 D HARPER G 32 3-8 0-0 1 1 2 3 1 0 0 8 WILKINS 26 3-8 2-2 0 2 2 4 1 0 4 9 STRONG 29 5-12 2-2 1 6 7 0 1 0 1 12 A HARDAWAY DNP - LEFT CALF MUSCLE STRAIN LAWSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 37-83 15-17 17 26 43 18 14 5 12 93 (.446) (.882) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 12(20 PTS)

INDIANA 20 18 29 24 - 91 ORLANDO 27 19 24 23 - 93

BLOCKED SHOTS: INDIANA - SMITS 5, A DAVIS 2, MCKEY. ORLANDO - OUTLAW 2, GRANT. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: INDIANA 6-16 (.375), MULLIN 3-5, MILLER 3-9, ROSE 0-1, MCKEY 0-1. ORLANDO 4-10 (.400), ANDERSON 1-4, D HARPER 2-5, WILKINS 1-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: BERNIE FRYER, MIKE CALLAHAN, TIM DONAGHY. A - 17,248. T - 1:56.


INDIANA (91) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mullin 27 4-8 0-0 0-1 1 1 11 D Davis 32 6-7 0-1 3-4 0 3 12 Smits 35 12-20 3-4 2-9 1 2 27 Miller 38 8-17 2-4 0-1 2 2 21 Jackson 30 5-6 0-0 0-3 10 1 10 A Davis 21 0-4 0-0 4-12 3 4 0 Best 18 0-2 2-2 0-0 5 3 2 Rose 14 0-2 0-0 0-2 3 0 0 Mckey 25 4-10 0-0 0-1 1 1 8 Croshere DNP - coach's decision Hoiberg DNP - coach's decision West DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-76 7-11 9-33 26 17 91 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.513, FT-.636. 3-Point Goals: 6-16, .375 (Mullin 3-5, Miller 3-9, Rose 0-1, Mckey 0-1). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 8 (Smits 5, A Davis 2, Mckey). Turnovers: 10 (D Davis 2, Rose 2, Smits 2, A Davis, Best, Jackson, Mckey). Steals: 6 (Best 2, Miller 2, A Davis, Mullin).

ORLANDO (93) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Outlaw 48 1-6 1-2 3-9 4 3 3 Grant 32 3-6 0-0 2-7 2 2 6 Schayes 29 8-14 2-2 5-9 1 3 18 Anderson 44 14-29 8-9 5-7 4 3 37 D Harper 32 3-8 0-0 1-2 3 1 8 Wilkins 26 3-8 2-2 0-2 4 1 9 Strong 29 5-12 2-2 1-7 0 1 12 A Hardaway DNP - left calf muscle strain Lawson DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-83 15-17 17-43 18 14 93 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.446, FT-.882. 3-Point Goals: 4-10, .400 (Anderson 1-4, D Harper 2-5, Wilkins 1-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 3 (Outlaw 2, Grant). Turnovers: 12 (Wilkins 4, Anderson 3, Outlaw 3, Schayes, Strong). Steals: 5 (Anderson 3, Outlaw, Schayes). ____________________________________________ Indiana 20 18 29 24 - 91 Orlando 27 19 24 23 - 93 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: Indiana 1 (D Davis, 3:02 2nd). A: 17,248. T: 1:56. Officials: Bernie Fryer, Mike Callahan, Tim Donaghy.


GAME RECAP

Nick Anderson continued his hot play by scoring a season-high 37 points as the Orlando Magic, playing with just eight players, held on to beat the Indiana Pacers, 93-91.

Anderson's inside jumper gave the Magic a 91-87 lead with 2:20 to play. Orlando sent Reggie Miller to the foul line just 30 seconds later and he made the first attempt before Indiana grabbed the rebound after he missed the second. Miller atoned for that miss by draining a three-pointer to tie the game, 91-91, with 1:45 remaining.

But Anderson drove the lane and fed Derek Strong for a 10-footer to put the Magic in front with 1:02 to go. Rik Smits and Anderson traded misses before Miller had one final shot to win it, but his open three-pointer from the baseline went in and out.

Anderson has averaged 24.1 points over the last seven games for the Magic (27-27), who reached .500 for the first time since they were 20-20 on January 17th. Danny Schayes collected a season-high 18 points and nine rebounds as Orlando posted its first three-game winning streak since taking four in a row from December 6th-11th.

"I like to be in the thick of things, offense, defense," Anderson said. "I always said that I like to be involved, give me the ball, I don't like standing around. That's my game, I like to take on the task. I've been put to that."

Kevin Edwards, David Benoit and Yinka Dare were not in uniform for the Magic one day after they were acquired from the New Jersey Nets for Rony Seikaly, Brian Evans and a 1998 first-round pick.

Derek Harper, who had to be taken off the court on a stretcher with a neck injury in Wednesday's win over Minnesota, started this contest and scored eight points. Fellow Magic guard Penny Hardaway missed his third straight game with a calf problem.

Smits, who missed Indiana's win over Philadelphia on Thursday with back spasms, had 27 points and nine boards. Miller scored 21 points for the Pacers, who had beaten the Magic in the first three meetings this season.

"You have a long season going here and you don't play as you like at times," Pacers coach Larry Bird said. "We really like to have that game, but if Reggie hits that last shot, we win by one and everyone is happy."

Anderson, who also grabbed seven rebounds, hit a layup and a three-pointer to give Orlando a 23-16 lead with 2:51 left in the opening quarter. He had 11 points in the period and Schayes added 10 as the Magic took a 27-20 lead.

Orlando built its biggest lead, 42-32, on a free throw by Anderson. The Magic owned a 46-38 advantage at halftime behind Anderson's 13 points in the second quarter.

Miller drained a pair of three-pointers in an 11-0 spurt midway through the fourth quarter as Indiana grabbed a 64-59 lead. But Orlando answered and Harper hit from behind the arc as the buzzer sounded to put Orlando ahead, 70-67.

Gerald Wilkins scored six of his nine points in the first 1:31 of the fourth quarter and his three-point play built the Magic's lead to 78-69. Indiana answered with a 10-2 spurt, keyed by six points from Smits, pulling within 80-79 on a follow shot by Dale Davis with 7:30 to play.

But Smits and Miller missed key shots in the final minute as the Pacers lost for the third time in five games and fell two games behind first-place Chicago in the Central Division.

"It is a tough loss, because this is a game we definitely thought we should have got," Miller said. "We couldn't get a break. But when you are on the road, you have to make your own breaks."

Dale Davis scored 12 points and Chris Mullin added 11 for Indiana, which shot 51 percent (39-of-76) from the field but was outrebounded, 43-33. Mark Jackson had 10 points and 10 assists and Antonio Davis grabbed 12 rebounds off the bench.

Magic coach Chuck Daly opted to use just seven players, sitting center Jason Lawson, who was activated from the injured list Thursday. He filled the roster spot vacated by guard Mark Price, who will miss the next two to four weeks with ligament damage in his left thumb.

"This was a rather sensational win against a very good team," Daly said. "These guys are playing about as hard as you can play basketball. I think the fans appreciate it and I think they understand what this is all about."

Strong chipped in 12 points and seven boards off the bench and Bo Outlaw pulled down nine rebounds for Orlando, which made 15-of-17 free throws in winning for the sixth time in eight games.

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