Nikola Vucevic scored 19 points and recorded 13 rebounds, his 21st double-double of the season, to lead the Orlando Magic to a close victory over the Indiana Pacers, 93-92. Orlando (16-37) is now on a three-game winning streak.
Vucevic finished 6-16 from the field and 7-8 from the free throw line. Tobias Harris also chipped in for Orlando, finishing with 13 points and 5 rebounds. Paul George had another quality performance for Indiana despite the loss, putting up 27 points on 10-19 shooting, including 5-8 from behind the arc. He also registered 7 rebounds. Lance Stephenson added 16 points and 9 rebounds and George Hill finished with 12 points and 7 assists.
This defeat means an end to a four-game winning streak for Indiana, pushing their record to 39-11 for the year.
Coming up next, the Magic square off with the Memphis Grizzlies, who are 27-23 on the year. The Pacers meet the Denver Nuggets, currently 24-25 this season. The Magic have a 0-1 record against Memphis this season. The Pacers are 0-1 versus Denver this season.