Magic beat Pacers for first preseason victory

Magic beat Pacers for first preseason victory
October 19, 2012, 9:48 pm

Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson (14) shoots in front of Indiana Pacers' David West (21) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game on Friday,Oct. 19, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Glen Davis scored 22 points and Jameer Nelson had 15 points and seven assists to help the Orlando Magic to a 112-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

Reserves Andrew Nicholson and E'Twaun Moore had 13 points apiece as the Magic won for the first time in five exhibition games under rookie coach Jacque Vaughn. JJ Redick added 12 points and eight assists.

Reserve Tyler Hansbrough led Indiana with 23 points in 20 minutes. Indiana got 14 points from David West and 13 points each from Paul George and Gerald Green.

Orlando controlled the entire second half, leading by as many as 19 points and shooting 54.9 percent from the field. Indiana shot only 40.4 percent, going 2 of 19 from 3-point range.