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Last updated on Monday, May 7, 2012
(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Indiana Pacers can close out their opening round Eastern Conference playoff series with the Orlando Magic Tuesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Pacers survived blowing an 19-point, fourth-quarter lead to pull out a 101-99 overtime victory over the Magic in Game Four Saturday afternoon in Orlando. They lead the best-of-seven series three games to one.
Danny Granger gave the Blue-and-Gold an 82-63 lead with 8:14 remaining in the fourth. An 18-2 Orlando run got the Magic within range and JJ Redick's three-pointer with 39 seconds left in regulation tied the game at 89.
Indiana scored the first six points of overtime, but Orlando clawed back, tying the game at 99 on a Glen Davis layup with 22 seconds remaining in the extra session.
George Hill drew a foul from Jameer Nelson with two-point-two seconds remaining in OT. Hill hit both free throws to gave Indiana the win and a chance to close out the series tomorrow night at home.
Amazingly, the Pacers never trailed in Game Four.
The winner of this series will take on the winner of the Miami Heat - New York Knicks series in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Knicks stayed alive with an 89-87 win over Miami yesterday at Madison Square Garden. The Heat lead that series three games to one.
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