ORLANDO -- The Orlando Magic have little hope of winning more than a third of the games on their 82-game schedule, if the opening night game loss on the road Tuesday night against the Indiana Pacers, 97-87, is any indication.
The Pacers were paced by top scorer Paul George's with 24 points and 14 rebounds grabbed by Roy Hibbert along with seven blocked shots.
Rookie Victor Oladipo, the Magic's No. 2 pick in the first round of the NBA draft had 12 points, along with three rebounds and two assists in 22:35, coming off the bench in what was a homecoming of sorts since he played college ball at Indiana University.
Orlando's top scorer in the game was Andrew Nicholson with 18 points, all in the first half, while coming off the bench.
While Orland's bench with contribution from Nicholson and Oladipo, the starting backcourt was not so respectable with Jameer Nelson and Arron Afflalo a combined for 7-for-27 shooting. Oladipo said he was excited to return to Indiana, but told media outlets after the loss, ""It felt good getting that reaction from the fans, but I like to win."
Photo for Headline Surfer / Victor Oladipo, was the overall No. 2 pick by the Orlando Magic in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Oladipo said he was excited to return to Indiana, but told media outlets after the loss, ""It felt good getting that reaction from the fans, but I like to win."
The schedule: The Magic play tonight at the Minnesota Timberwolves, Saturday at the New Orleans Pelicans and Sunday at the Brooklyn Nets.