Indiana Pacers win fourth straight game thanks to creative rotation against Orlando Magic

INDIANAPOLIS — The Orlando Magic are one of the tallest teams in the NBA and started a four-player lineup that is at least 6ft 8in tall against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.

The Magic’s size bothered the Pacers for a while to open the game. The space to drive to the basket was narrower, the overtaking lanes smaller. Indiana’s offense failed to find consistency against the larger roster.

So, naturally, Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle turned to a smaller group with the 6-foot-5-inch Terry Taylor in the middle. And it worked perfectly.