The Magic's hot shooting had to run out at some point.
After making shots seemingly at will in the first three games of this five-game homestand, the Magic were going to regress to their mean at some point. To come crashing down like they did Wednesday might not have been quite what the Magic expected.
To lose all focus on the defensive end and allow an opponent to run pick and rolls and offense with impunity? Some of that might have to do with the opponent. Some of it certainly does not.
The Spurs were deathly efficient as they typically are on the offensive end. Tony Parker had his way getting into the paint on pick and rolls, Manu Ginobili was draining 3-pointers at will and Gary Neal soon followed him in the second half and the Magic could not do enough to chip away at the lead. Every Orlando run after giving up the lead on a 13-0 run to San Antonio in the first quarter was met with a big play from San Antonio and a scoring drought.
This might very well have ...