INDIANAPOLIS: Malcolm Brogdon hit the decisive 3-pointer with 2.8 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Indiana Pacers to a 120-118 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
Evan Fournier’s 3-point attempt bounced off the rim at the buzzer for Orlando.
Brogdon led the Pacers with 23 points. Jeremy Lamb and Myles Turner each scored 22 points, and Domantas Sabonis contributed 18 points.
Fournier scored 26 points for the Magic. Nikola Vucevic had 24 points and 12 rebounds.
The Magic went ahead 115-110 early in the overtime period. Brogdon appeared to tie it at 115 on a 3-pointer, but after a timeout, officials ruled he had stepped out of bounds.
Indiana made the stops it needed down the stretch. Fournier missed a 3-point attempt with the Magic clinging to a one-point lead, setting up Brogdon’s big shot.
Sabonis converted from in close to tie the game at 108 with 10.7 seconds left in regulation, and the Magic turned the ball over, sending it to overtime.
The game was tight throughout. Indiana’s 37-28 lead at the end of the first quarter was the biggest advantage for either team.
Magic: Michael Carter-Williams missed a ninth consecutive game with a left foot sprain.
Pacers: Turner returned after missing previous two games with right hand injury. … Lamb played his second game since returning from a left ACL tear he suffered on Feb. 23, 2020.
Magic: Host Charlotte on Sunday night and again on Monday night.
Pacers: Host Toronto on Sunday night in the opener of a back-to-back with the Raptors.
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