INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Danny Granger scored 25 points to help the
Indiana Pacers defeat the Orlando Magic 105-87 on Tuesday night and clinch their first-round Eastern Conference series 4-1.
Darren Collison scored 15 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter
and George Hill added 15 points for the Pacers, who trailed by two
at the end of the third quarter but outscored the Magic 36-16 in
the final 12 minutes.
It was Indiana's first series win since 2005 and its first
clincher on its home court since the first round of the 2000
playoffs. The Pacers will play Miami or New York in the second
Jameer Nelson led Orlando with 27 points and made 5 of 8
3-pointers. Glen Davis, a thorn in Indiana's side throughout the
series, scored 15 but made just 6 of 17 shots. The Magic made just
5 of 16 shots in the fourth quarter.