The Magic's start could not have been worse. To both halves for that matter.
The starting lineup struggled to get the offense going off the bat. Six first-quarter turnovers and seven third-quarter turnovers gave Phoenix the energy and the chances to take control fo the game. It seemed like tired legs at the end of this West Coast swing were taking over and the team was looking forward to the trip home.
That is understandable in a long, grinding season. Particularly with a young team learning how to play in this league. The sloppiness could have led just about anyone to kind of skate by. Particularly if the other team took advantage.
That is not who this Magic team is. There might be mistakes in execution, but the team is going to play hard and find a way. Phoenix could get open shots on lazy rotations on the pick and roll or Orlando could throw the ball away on offense, Orlando would keep fighting and if the starters would not find a way to grind this one out and giv...