The difference was really obvious. The Pacers generally rebounded better,* they shot much better, free throws were all but a given, and the defense was still right where it was the first game. If the Pacers play like that, they will win both games in Orlando and be coming back to Indianapolis to close things out.
*Though Orlando had a stretch where they gobbled up every offensive rebound possible.
The one thing that wasn't better was shooting from three. The Pacers did hit two last night, and they were two huge ones from Danny Granger and George Hill, almost back-to-back. Still, that was still a 2-for-20 performance from behind the arc. The Pacers are better than that, and they will need to be better than that, especially when the Magic jack up threes like they're going out of style. And they did hit eight of them last night. It very well might have been more, but Ryan Anderson found himself in a lot of foul trouble last night.
Game three will be on Fox Sports Net and NBATV on Wednesday, tip is at 7:30 again. If the Pacers can figure out their bench situation, this series will be over quickly.