Turner leads Indiana against Orlando after 40-point showing

Indiana Pacers (26-35, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (25-35, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

Orlando, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Indiana takes on the Orlando Magic after Myles Turner scored 40 points in the Pacers' 142-138 overtime loss to the Boston Celtics.

The Magic are 13-25 in conference matchups. Orlando is seventh in the Eastern Conference with 49.0 points per game in the paint led by Franz Wagner averaging 9.6.

The Pacers have gone 18-18 against Eastern Conference opponents. Indiana is third in the Eastern Conference scoring 114.9 points per game and is shooting 46.0%.

The two teams play for the fourth time this season. The Magic defeated the Pacers 126-120 in their last matchup on Jan. 26. Paolo Banchero led the Magic with 23 points, and Bennedict Mathurin led the Pacers with 26 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Banchero is scoring 19.7 points per game and averaging 6.6 rebounds for the Magic. Gary Harris is averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Orlando.

Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 19.9 points, 10.1 assists and 1.8 steals for the Pacers. Mathurin is averaging 17.6 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.

LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 6-4, averaging 109.6 points, 43.9 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 8.7 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.0 points per game.

Pacers: 2-8, averaging 112.1 points, 38.5 rebounds, 27.1 assists, 7.5 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.8 points.

INJURIES: Magic: None listed.

Pacers: None listed.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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