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2012 NBA Playoffs, Magic Vs. Pacers Links: Indiana Regains Home Court Advantage On The Road

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Now that was fun.

The Indiana Pacers handled their business on the road last night against the Orlando Magic, continuing to impress at the defensive end while getting the offense rolling in familiar fashion.

A couple of days ago, I mentioned that the Pacers had plenty of room to improve and before the series ended we should expect Danny Granger to score in the mid-20's with four of six three pointers and Roy Hibbert to put up 18 and 12. Well, I was a little off but both starters came through in the Game 3. Grangers scored 26 and made five of nine three-point shots. Hibbert found his groove in the post with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

So the Pacers quickly snatched back home-court advantage for the series, although they looked more comfortable on the road last night. With one more game in Orlando they can kill the collective will of a Magic team that looked worn out by the fourth quarter last night. With two days offs, Orlando should be in good shape to make another run at the Pacers, but if Indiana executes like they did in Game 3 last night, it doesn't matter what the Magic do.

Check out the links after the jump.