The Magic engineered a pulse-pounding comeback against the
"The emotions now are devastation," Magic guardJ.J. Redicksaid. "It hurts to lose a game like that."
Orlando now trails the series three games to one. An Indiana victory Tuesday night in Game 5 in Indianapolis would end the Magic's season and would send the Pacers to the playoffs' second round for the first time since 2005.
Only eight teams in
"Now let's fight to see another day, another game," Davis said.
They can't fight much harder than they did Saturday.
Another disastrous third quarter and a shaky start to the fourth quarter against the taller, deeper, more-talented Pacers put them in an 82-63 hole with 8:14 left in regulation.
But the Magic scored the next 14 points to cut the deficit to 82-77, and a 3-pointer by Redick with 38.7 seconds left tied the score 89-89, sending the announced sellout crowd into a frenzy.
“We went out there and gave everything we had,” said Magic shooting guard
The Magic had a chance to win the game in regulation. They inbounded the ball with 14.7 seconds left, and
"I got the guy off of me, I got my space," Nelson said. "I just missed the shot. I'll do the same thing the next game if the opportunity presents itself."
The Pacers scored the first six points of overtime, but the Magic scored the next six.
Indiana took two more two-point leads, but Orlando tied the score each time on short baskets by Davis, who finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds.
But Nelson was whistled for a questionable foul with 2.2 seconds left in overtime, and
The Magic had one more chance to tie the score, but Davis' 13-foot fadeaway hit the side of the rim.
"I got a great shot off," Davis said. "Just short. The line was right there. Just short. Two inches up or an inch up, we'd probably be playing the [second] overtime right now, celebrating."
Instead, the Pacers rejoiced.
“It was a lot of fun out there,” their coach,
The Magic once again hurt themselves. They endured an 8-minute, 45-second stretch in the first half in which they didn’t make a basket. And they suffered through a terrible third quarter in which Pacers power forward