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Sabonis, Holiday help Pacers edge Magic 111-106

Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (11) muscles under the defense of Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba during the first half of an NBA basketball gam...
Orlando Magic center Khem Birch, center, battles for a rebound with Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis, left, and Jeremy Lamb during the first half of an...
Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba (5) shoots in front of Indiana Pacers center Goga Bitadze (88) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indian...
Indiana Pacers guard T.J. McConnell (9) goes after a loose ball against Orlando Magic guard D.J. Augustin (14) during the first half of an NBA basketb...
Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (11) shoots around Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in India...

Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (11) muscles under the defense of Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba during the first half of an NBA basketball gam...

Orlando Magic center Khem Birch, center, battles for a rebound with Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis, left, and Jeremy Lamb during the first half of an...

Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba (5) shoots in front of Indiana Pacers center Goga Bitadze (88) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indian...

Indiana Pacers guard T.J. McConnell (9) goes after a loose ball against Orlando Magic guard D.J. Augustin (14) during the first half of an NBA basketb...

Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (11) shoots around Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in India...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Domantas Sabonis scored 25 points, Aaron Holiday hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 8.7 seconds left, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Orlando Magic 111-106 on Saturday night.

Holiday, who finished with 13 points, had missed three other attempts from beyond the arc before breaking a 106-all tie. After his big shot, brother Justin Holiday stole the inbounds pass, was fouled and hit both free throws with 3.6 seconds remaining.

The Pacers have won six of seven at home and 11 of their past 13 against the Magic, who are winless in six road games.

Evan Fournier scored 26 points and Jonathan Isaac had 25 for the Magic.

The Pacers had six players score in double figures, including Jeremy Lamb with 14 points.

Indiana’s reserves sparked a 12-2 run spanning the first and second quarters to take a 10-point lead. The Magic erased that with a 40-28 edge in the third quarter that included eight 3-pointers. It was the most points the Pacers have allowed in a quarter this season.

TIP-INS

Magic: The visitors didn’t look like the NBA’s worst 3-point shooting team, making 13 of 31 (41.9%) from beyond the arc. The last time these teams met, a 109-102 Pacers win on Nov. 10, the Magic hit a season-high 15 3-pointers. ... Orlando is averaging 13.1 turnovers per game, the second-best average in the league.

Pacers: All-Star guard Victor Oladipo scrimmaged on Thursday, another positive step in his lengthy rehabilitation from surgery to repair a torn ACL that ended last season. No timetable has been announced for his return, but he’s also worked out twice recently with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the G League. ... Point guard Malcolm Brogdon, sidelined for a third consecutive game with a sore back, joined the pregame shoot-around.

MORE ON THE LINE

The previous time these teams met, the Magic and Pacers made NBA history for fewest free throws combined at 11. They attempted 25 on Saturday.

UP NEXT

Magic: At Detroit on Monday.

Pacers: Host Memphis on Monday.

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Updated : 2021-03-08 07:04 GMT+08:00