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Pacers lead series 2-1
Time/TV: 2 p.m./ESPN, FSFlorida
Line: Pacers by 5
Tickets: $8-$1199 on TiqIQ
Playoff Series: Magic 81, Pacers 77; Pacers 93, Magic 78; Pacers 97, Magic 74; May 5 in Orlando; May 8 in Indianapolis
1) TMZ got Dwight Howard on camera and asked him about how his rehab was going. Their juiciest tidbit is that Howard said he has talked to Stan Van Gundy many times during the Playoffs. Van Gundy confirmed Friday that he had talked to Howard at least once during the Playoffs to check in on how he is doing with his rehab. The only time Howard seemed to get upset was when the reporter asked Howard about the rumors he was faking the injury. Howard is most certainly not doing that.
2) It has been a long road for Glen Davis. As the Playoffs have gone on though and the season has dragged on, Davis has gone from boos at Amway Center to cheers and adoration, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
3) David Steele of Fox Sports Florida believes a change in lineup would be a wise move for Stan Van Gundy. Van Gundy, for his part, promised only "subtle" changes to his rotation for Game Four. The starting lineup will not change.
4) Ryan Anderson won the league's Most Improved Player award after taking advantage of a golden opportunity for him to get into the starting lineup. The Pacers, though, have really put the screws on Anderson this series.
5) There was concern for the Magic entering this series with the Pacers' depth and energy-providing second unit. So far though, it is the starters that have provided the punch for Indiana. That has put Tyler Hansbrough in a somewhat different role, one that he enjoys, focusing on defense and rebounding, Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star writes.
6) Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel writes how the Magic should be, and were, embarrassed by their effort in Game Three.
7) A few Pacers got into trouble that could have been overblown at an Orlando night club after Game Three. But Kyrolo Fesenko, one of the players involved, told Iliana Limon of the Orlando Sentinel, they know to back away when fans get on their case and that they know they are targets when they are on the road.