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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- ORLANDO 24 19 19 18 80 INDIANA 28 21 19 15 83 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: ORL - ANFERNEE HARDAWAY 25, NICK ANDERSON 16, MATT HARPRING 8 IND - REGGIE MILLER 21, DALE DAVIS 12, ANTONIO DAVIS 10

HIGH REBOUND: ORL - HORACE GRANT 10, ANFERNEE HARDAWAY 9 IND - DALE DAVIS 16, ANTONIO DAVIS 8

HIGH ASSISTS: ORL - ANFERNEE HARDAWAY 7, DARRELL ARMSTRONG 5 IND - MARK JACKSON 4, REGGIE MILLER 2

ATT: 16,590


Extended Box

ORLANDO (80) AT INDIANA (83)

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

GRANT F 39 3-11 1-2 6 4 10 2 2 0 3 7 M HARPRING F 23 2-7 4-6 1 3 4 1 4 0 1 8 AUSTIN C 29 3-6 0-0 0 3 3 0 3 0 2 7 D ARMSTRONG G 32 3-5 0-0 0 4 4 5 4 3 3 7 A HARDAWAY G 45 10-21 2-4 1 8 9 7 4 3 3 25 ANDERSON 26 6-14 2-4 2 3 5 0 3 2 2 16 B ARMSTRONG 1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DOLEAC 6 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 OUTLAW 18 2-4 1-2 2 1 3 1 3 1 1 5 STRONG 21 2-7 1-2 2 3 5 1 2 0 0 5 SCHAYES DNP - COACH'S DECISION D WILKINS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 31-77 11-20 14 30 44 17 26 9 17 80 (.403) (.550) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 18(14 PTS)

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

D DAVIS F 31 5-8 2-2 7 9 16 1 3 1 0 12 MULLIN F 17 2-8 4-4 1 5 6 1 4 2 3 9 SMITS C 22 3-7 2-2 2 3 5 0 1 1 3 8 JACKSON G 31 1-6 3-4 0 1 1 4 2 0 1 5 MILLER G 36 4-14 12-12 0 3 3 2 3 2 3 21 BEST 17 3-7 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 0 3 6 A DAVIS 26 5-7 0-0 2 6 8 0 1 1 1 10 MCKEY 13 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 1 2 0 PERKINS 17 1-2 0-0 1 4 5 1 0 0 0 3 ROSE 30 4-12 1-2 0 3 3 1 2 2 0 9 CROSHERE DNP - COACH'S DECISION HARRINGTON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 28-72 24-26 14 37 51 11 20 10 16 83 (.389) (.923) TEAM REBS: 2 TOTAL TO: 18(16 PTS)

ORLANDO 24 19 19 18 - 80 INDIANA 28 21 19 15 - 83

BLOCKED SHOTS: ORLANDO - GRANT 2, A HARDAWAY, M HARPRING. INDIANA - D DAVIS 4, A DAVIS 2, ROSE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ORLANDO 7-16 (.438), M HARPRING 0-1, AUSTIN 1-1, D ARMSTRONG 1-2, A HARDAWAY 3-6, ANDERSON 2-6. INDIANA 3-16 (.188), MULLIN 1-3, JACKSON 0-2, MILLER 1-5, BEST 0-1, PERKINS 1-2, ROSE 0-3. TECHNICALS: ORLANDO - A HARDAWAY. OFFICIALS: HUE HOLLINS, TOMMY NUNEZ, BENNIE ADAMS. A - 16,590. T - 2:08.


Box Score

ORLANDO (80) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Grant 39 3-11 1-2 6-10 2 2 7 M Harpring 23 2-7 4-6 1-4 1 4 8 Austin 29 3-6 0-0 0-3 0 3 7 D Armstrong 32 3-5 0-0 0-4 5 4 7 A Hardaway 45 10-21 2-4 1-9 7 4 25 Anderson 26 6-14 2-4 2-5 0 3 16 B Armstrong 1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Doleac 6 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Outlaw 18 2-4 1-2 2-3 1 3 5 Strong 21 2-7 1-2 2-5 1 2 5 Schayes DNP - coach's decision D Wilkins DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-77 11-20 14-44 17 26 80 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.403, FT-.550. 3-Point Goals: 7-16, .438 (M Harpring 0-1, Austin 1-1, D Armstrong 1-2, A Hardaway 3-6, Anderson 2-6). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 4 (Grant 2, A Hardaway, M Harpring). Turnovers: 18 (A Hardaway 3, D Armstrong 3, Grant 3, Anderson 2, Austin 2, Doleac 2, M Harpring, Outlaw). Steals: 9 (A Hardaway 3, D Armstrong 3, Anderson 2, Outlaw).

INDIANA (83) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp D Davis 31 5-8 2-2 7-16 1 3 12 Mullin 17 2-8 4-4 1-6 1 4 9 Smits 22 3-7 2-2 2-5 0 1 8 Jackson 31 1-6 3-4 0-1 4 2 5 Miller 36 4-14 12-12 0-3 2 3 21 Best 17 3-7 0-0 1-2 1 1 6 A Davis 26 5-7 0-0 2-8 0 1 10 Mckey 13 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 3 0 Perkins 17 1-2 0-0 1-5 1 0 3 Rose 30 4-12 1-2 0-3 1 2 9 Croshere DNP - coach's decision Harrington DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-72 24-26 14-51 11 20 83 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.389, FT-.923. 3-Point Goals: 3-16, .188 (Mullin 1-3, Jackson 0-2, Miller 1-5, Best 0-1, Perkins 1-2, Rose 0-3). Team rebounds: 2. Blocked shots: 7 (D Davis 4, A Davis 2, Rose). Turnovers: 18 (Best 3, Miller 3, Mullin 3, Smits 3, Mckey 2, A Davis, Jackson). Steals: 10 (Miller 2, Mullin 2, Rose 2, A Davis, D Davis, Mckey, Smits). ____________________________________________ Orlando 24 19 19 18 - 80 Indiana 28 21 19 15 - 83 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Orlando 1 (A Hardaway, 6:53 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,590. T: 2:08. Officials: Hue Hollins, Tommy Nunez, Bennie Adams.


Game Story

INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Dale Davis had 12 points, a season-high 16 rebounds and four blocked shots as the Indiana Pacers held on for a hard-fought 83-80 win over the Orlando Magic, moving a step closer in the hunt for the Eastern Conference title.

Rik Smits managed only eight points but made a layup and a pair of free throws to put the Pacers ahead for good, 82-78, with 1:22 to play.

Davis was 5-of-8 from the field and grabbed seven offensive rebounds for the Pacers, who held a 51-44 advantage on the boards.

"I tried to come out and play aggressively on both sides of the ball," Davis said. "That meant blocks and shooting, too. It feels great coming off a win like this but we must build on this."

"He was our best player out there, no question," said Indiana coach Larry Bird. "It was a nice atmosphere in here tonight and we were fortunate to make the plays when we had to."

Darrell Armstrong drained a jumper to cut the deficit to two with 48 seconds left and the Magic had a chance to post their seventh straight victory when Nick Anderson pulled up for a potential go-ahead 3-pointer with nine seconds to go.

But Derrick McKey jumped in Anderson's face, forcing an air ball that landed in the hands of Jalen Rose. Rose made 1-of-2 free throws with 3.9 seconds left.

"Obviously, it was a good hard game as both teams got at each other and sent a message," Rose said. "It was a must win for us. We just fought hard and played hard and came away with a `W'. Anytime you play the No. 1 team in the conference, it is going to be a dogfight and now we need to build on this and use it as a spark down the stretch."

Armstrong inbounded to Anderson on the final possession but the veteran sharpshooter again came up short from 30 feet as time expired.

"We played hard," Anderson said. "It came down to whoever played the hardest. The final (3-pointer) felt better than the one I hit (earlier in the fourth quarter)."

Reggie Miller scored 21 points and made all 12 of his free throws as the Pacers held a clear advantage at the line, making 24-of-26 while the Magic were a woeful 11-of-20.

Indiana moved within two games of first-place Orlando in the East. These teams meet for the third and final time in the regular season on April 27.

"From the beginning of the year, nobody picked us," Anderson added. "The pressure is on teams like Indiana and Miami. There's no pressure on us."

Penny Hardaway scored 25 points and Anderson added 16 for Orlando, which suffered its first loss in seven games with Armstrong in the starting lineup.

"They got to the foul line more and that made the difference," Hardaway said. "It was a great game for both teams. We hung in there until the end. This was a measuring stick. They make us raise the bar and we make them raise the bar. They're a great team."

Armstrong, who has proven himself a clutch performer throughout the season, did not come up big tonight. He managed only seven points and five assists in 32 minutes.

"They came out and played hard," said Armstrong. "But so did we. They just played harder. We played well defensively but missed some shots. We have 11 games left, so we'll see what happens."

The Magic shot 40 percent (31-of-77) and made 7-of-16 from beyond the arc but watched Anderson miss the two most important 3-pointers of the night.

"Very interesting game," Orlando coach Chuck Daly said. "They played great defense. They executed when they had to. They controlled the game right down to the end. They are expected to win the NBA Finals, or at least be a big team in the East."

Antonio Davis had 10 points and eight rebounds for Indiana, which shot 39 percent (28-of-72). He made a nine-foot jumper with 10:30 remaining that gave the Pacers a 70-62 cushion.

Hardaway answered with a three-point play, Derek Strong made a layup and Hardaway drilled a 3-pointer to knot the contest at 70-70. He added a driving layup to give Orlando its last lead, 74-73, with 4:25 left before Miller hit two free throws.

Hardaway forged the game's final tie, 78-78, on a 3-pointer with 3:24 remaining.

The Magic experienced some anxiety when Hardaway hit the floor hard with just over 10 minutes to play. He suffered a slightly sprained wrist but showed no ill effects down the stretch, scoring 10 points in the final 12 minutes.

"I got tripped and there was no call," said Hardaway. "But it didn't affect me the rest of the night."

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