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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon scored 24 points and the Indiana Pacers used a big third quarter to rout short-handed Orlando 131-112 on Sunday night in a game marred by Magic rookie Devin Cannady’s gruesome ankle injury.
Cannady suffered an open fracture of his right ankle in the first quarter when he landed awkwardly while trying to contest Edmond Sumner’s layup. Magic center Mo Bamba was so shaken by the sight of the injury that he took his jersey off and placed it over Cannady’s badly broken and bleeding ankle.
“Sickening. First, of all (Cannady) is a good guy who has worked his tail off to get better,” said Tyrone Corbin, who directed the Magic with head coach Steve Clifford out after testing positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. “It’s just sickening to see him go down like that. We’re praying for him.”
The former Princeton star was set for surgery Sunday night. He was part of the Lakeland Magic’s G League title team this year.
Playing less than 24 hours after rallying to beat Detroit, the Pacers had a 41-20 edge in the third quarter to cruise to their third straight victory.
“It was our ball movement, we were playing with great energy, we were running out and having fun,’’ said JaKarr Sampson, who had eight of his 11 points in the third quarter. “The ball found me and I was able to make shots. We just did a great job of coming out in the second half with energy and establishing that lead early.”