INDIANAPOLIS – When Malcolm Brogdon caught a pass from Doug McDermott on the right wing in the waning seconds of overtime, he didn't hesitate to launch the deep shot.
“I like to take big shots,” Brogdon said. “My teammates and coaches trust me to take shots. I trust myself to take big shots. I knew where shot clock was, so I just shot the ball.”
Brogdon hit the decisive 3-pointer with 2.8 seconds left in the extra period and calmly accepted his teammates' congratulations for lifting the Indiana Pacers to a 120-118 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
Evan Fournier’s 3-point attempt bounced off the rim at the buzzer for Orlando.
Brogdon led the Pacers with 23 points. Jeremy Lamb and Myles Turner each scored 22 points, and Domantas Sabonis contributed 18 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.
Turner, who had missed the last two games with a right hand injury, started cramping in the fourth quarter.
“It was frustrating not being out there in OT, but I think it was for the better,” Turner said.
Fournier scored 26 points for the Magic. Nikola Vucevic had 24 points and 12 rebounds.