Nikola Vucevic scored 27 points, Terrence Ross added 23 and the surging Orlando Magic continued their push for a playoff berth with a 117-112 win over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.

Evan Fournier finished with 19 points, eight assists and five rebounds for Orlando, which shot 51 percent from the field. The Magic are 10-3 in their last 13 games and improved to 30-34, a half-game ahead of Charlotte for eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Orlando last qualified for the playoffs in 2012.

Bojan Bogadnovic scored 25 points and Darren Collison finished with 23 points and 10 assists for the Pacers, who shot 55 percent.

Orlando Magic guard D.J. Augustin (14) drives in to score during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
Orlando Magic guard D.J. Augustin (14) drives in to score during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

After Indiana closed within 114-112 with 29.7 seconds left, Orlando worked the shot clock down before Fournier hit a game-sealing 3-pointer from the right wing with 8.4 seconds left.

The Pacers pulled within four points when Collison hit a 3-pointer with 35 seconds left.

Orlando raced to a 10-0 lead before Indiana steadied itself and tied the score at 27-all at the end of the first quarter.

Orlando Magic center Khem Birch (24) scores with a slam dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
Orlando Magic center Khem Birch (24) scores with a slam dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

The Pacers weren’t sluggish for too long. Coming off a 35-assist night in a win over Minnesota, Indiana racked up 18 more on the way to a 60-55 halftime lead.

The Pacers pushed their lead to 10 points in the third, but the Magic scored on five of their final seven possessions and closed within 87-83 entering the fourth quarter.

That’s when Ross heated up. He hit a 3-pointer that gave Orlando a 107-102 lead with 4:08 to go. With 1:34 left, Ross drew a three-shot foul and made all the free throws for a 114-107 advantage.

Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) tries to get a shot off as he's defended by Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) tries to get a shot off as he’s defended by Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

It was Orlando’s first win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse since March 31, 2016.

TIP-INS

Magic: Vucevic, who added eight rebounds, received a technical foul during a timeout with 9:14 remaining in the third quarter. … Vucevic limited center counterpart Myles Turner to 10 points. … Aaron Gordon had 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Magic.

Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans (12) guards Orlando Magic guard Jerian Grant (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans (12) guards Orlando Magic guard Jerian Grant (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

Pacers: All-Star guard Victor Oladipo, sidelined for the remainder of the season due to a right knee injury, tweeted his approval of a first-half highlight-reel dunk by Turner. “OMG!!!! Myles!” Oladipo posted, follow by an eyes-wide-open emoji. … Backup center Domantas Sabonis, averaging 14.3 points and 9.3 rebounds, missed his third straight game because of a sprained left ankle. Indiana coach Nate McMillan said Sabonis has progressed to light workouts.

UP NEXT:

Magic: Play at Cleveland on Sunday.

Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans (12) has his shot blocked by Orlando Magic center Khem Birch (24) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans (12) has his shot blocked by Orlando Magic center Khem Birch (24) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

Pacers: Conclude a three-game homestand Tuesday against Chicago.

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Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) and guard Terrence Ross (31) react to the team extending its lead late in the game during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) and guard Terrence Ross (31) react to the team extending its lead late in the game during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
Orlando Magic guard Isaiah Briscoe (13) reacts to the official's call on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
Orlando Magic guard Isaiah Briscoe (13) reacts to the official’s call on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) looks for a teammate's help as he's defended by Orlando Magic forward Wesley Iwundu (25) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) looks for a teammate’s help as he’s defended by Orlando Magic forward Wesley Iwundu (25) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

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