Originally written December 08, 2012 on Orlando Magic Daily:
The Magic suspected scoring would be a problem entering the season. There was no great one-on-one player that demanded the defense's attention at all points of the game. That made it clear Orlando would have to manufacture points with strong half-court execution and transition baskets. Defense would not hurt. And even when Orlando was not scoring on this night, much like against Utah on Wednesday, the team was able to fight and claw with some solid defense. Until the end, when one glaring hole seemed to widen and lead to a loss. For the second straight game, some awful shooting (even with decent looks) led the Magic to bog the game down and try to grind a low-scoring victory. For the second straight game, Orlando fell behind and had to fight back and did so. For the second straight game, the fourth quarter proved to be the team's undoing. After scoring 30 points in the third quarter, Orlando's offense went cold once again. Getting good shots on the pick and r...
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