Indiana and Orlando square off in conference showdown
Orlando Magic (29-34, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (41-22, third in the Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Conference foes Indiana and Orlando will play at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Pacers are 28-12 in Eastern Conference games. Indiana is 21-11 in games decided by at least 10 points.
The Magic have gone 20-17 against Eastern Conference opponents. Orlando is 15-17 in games decided by at least 10 points. The Magic won the last meeting between these two squads 107-100 on Jan. 31. Terrence Ross scored 30 points to help lead Orlando to the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Domantas Sabonis leads the Pacers with 9.3 rebounds and averages 14.3 points. Thaddeus Young has averaged 6.8 rebounds and added 12.6 points per game over the last 10 games for Indiana.
Nikola Vucevic has averaged 20.5 points and 12.1 rebounds for the Magic. D.J. Augustin is shooting 52.7 percent and has averaged 10 points over the last 10 games for Orlando.
LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 7-3, averaging 114.4 points, 49.3 rebounds, 27.5 assists, 6.1 steals and 7.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.7 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting.
Pacers: 7-3, averaging 113 points, 41 rebounds, 27.5 assists, 9.3 steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 50.6 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting.
Pacers Injuries: Alize Johnson: day to day (foot), Domantas Sabonis: out (ankle), Tyreke Evans: day to day (food poisoning), Victor Oladipo: out for season (ruptured right quadricep tendon).
Magic Injuries: Mo Bamba: out (left tibia fracture), Markelle Fultz: out (shoulder/wrist), Timofey Mozgov: out (knee).