Pacers fans might have been worried after ugly offensive execution in the first game saw Indiana put up just 77 in a four-point loss, but their defense was strong enough to return the favor by holding an offensively challenged Orlando team to 78. Indiana struggled to shoot the ball - going 2-for-20 from deep - but strong offensive rebounding and efficient performances from Hill and Paul George were enough to make the victory comfortable.
Insta-reax from our team blogs:
Orlando got the split it wanted at least.— Evan Dunlap (@BQRMagic) May 1, 2012
George Hill gave 'em that Broad Ripple stroke for 3. Nice to see it return for Game 2.
— Tom Lewis (@IndyCornrows) May 1, 2012