After suffering a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of the Indiana Pacers Saturday afternoon, the Orlando Magic will try to extend their first round series to a sixth game when they take on the Pacers Tuesday night.
Tip-off from Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana is scheduled for 7:00 pm EST. The game can be seen locally on Fox Sports Florida and nationally on NBA TV.
As always, if you can’t watch the game, you can listen on the radio – in English on AM 580 WDBO and FM 96.5 and in Spanish on AM 1270 WRLZ.
The officials for tonight’s game are Monty McCutchen, Marc Davis and David Guthrie. The alternate is Derrick Collins.
You can read the series preview here.
The Line: Indiana – 10.0 (179.0)
It’s do or die time for the Magic – the team remains confident after rallying from a 19-point fourth quarter deficit Saturday and continues to stress the old “one game at a time” adage.
From Orlando’s perspective, this very well could be Stan Van Gundy’s last game as Magic head coach. Van Gundy is clearly the best coach in Magic history, but with the Dwight Howard drama, among other things, both the organization and Van Gundy could decide to part ways.
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