The Indiana Pacers have won back-to-back games and hold a 2-1 lead in their first round series against the Magic.
The Pacers look poised to move into the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2005 but the Magic, who have made it to the Conference Finals three of the last four seasons, aren't likely to back down.
Indiana has completely shut Orlando down in both of the last two games, giving up 78, then 74 points in double digit victories, thanks in part to the absence of Dwight Howard who had back surgery in April. Howard has not even joined the team on the bench as he has been in the Los Angeles area to rehab his back.
Down 2-1 with game five in Indiana, the Magic have their back to the wall in a game that forward, and leading scorer, Glen Davis called a must win for the Magic.
Danny Grainger has been huge for the Pacers in the series, averaging 20.1 points and six rebounds per game. Roy Hibbert has also been a force for the Pacers with 14 blocks and 36 rebounds in the first three games.
Prediction: The Magic will work hard to defend their home court, and will probably take a lead into the half, but there is too much talent on the Indiana roster and the Magic will eventually succumb.
Predicted Score: Indiana over Orlando 97-88