Three takeaways as Indiana Pacers lose to Orlando Magic due to lack of defense

The Indiana Pacers had a chance to get back to .500 on Wednesday night in Orlando. They took on Magic, trying to build on an impressive win from Tuesday night.

Instead, they played one of the worst defensive plays they’ve played all season. The Magic, who went into the night ranked 25th in the NBA with a 111.3 offensive rating, picked up 126 points and mostly made it look easy. Indiana had a few brief defensive streaks, but not nearly enough.