PHILADELPHIA The Orlando Magic easily cannot break out of their unpleasant funk.
Or their burning off streak.
With their wrongdoing inept after again, your Magic misplaced into the swiftly bettering Philadelphia 76ers [ ] 74-69 Monday night time on the Wells Fargo Center.
The Magic are in possession of misplaced four consecutive online games for any first moment since Dec. 14-21, 2010.
This sport had not been when nearby because credit score indicated. Orlando trailed 68-49 using 3:19 remaining in legislations just before a new late comeback tightened the score.
Dwight Howard obtained some sort of team-high 17 points, however he, such as the majority of his teammates, hasn't been efficient. He went 6-for-17 with the industry along with 5-for-13 in the foul range and concluded the game on the bench, a strong expressionless appear with his encounter pertaining to much of the time.
The Magic ended up not well-known their frequent starting off backcourt associated with Jameer Nelson in addition to Jason Richardson because of injury, and also no person stepped up for their absence. J.J. Redick travelled 3-for-13. Hedo Turkoglu seemed to be 1-for-9.
Ryan Anderson have scored 14 items on 6-of-13 capturing along with extra thirty rebounds.
If there seemed to be some sort of preserving grace regarding Orlando with Monday it turned out in which Philadelphia possesses among the most effective protection inside the NBA. The Sixers typed in Monday confining competitors to 87.0 items for each game, the lowest average inside the league, and just 41.8 percent shooting, the particular third-lowest percentage inside league.
Still, the particular Magic ought to address their problems.
They these days have failed to be able to score as a minimum something like 20 points throughout eleven in their last fourteen quarters, a streak that goes towards the second 50 % of their tragic defeat continue Thursday for the Boston Celtics [ ].
Monday, the Magic basically would not find just about any production out and about connected with everyone although Howard.
Howard experimented with Orlando ersus very first five photos in the third district along with built just one regarding them. He have scored nine belonging to the team azines nine things within the quarter.
The other Magic look way too dependent on him.
After Chris Duhon has been fed your golf ball after a Howard sheltering come back while in the ending just a few seconds associated with the third, Duhon dribbled halfway along your court. And, together with just a couple of involving seconds left about the clock, Duhon inexplicably handed down that ball for you to Howard despite the fact that Howard was merely scarcely in the 3-point arc. Howard couldn big t release a opportunity in time definitely not how the Magic would have required your pet to shoot through which distance.