Originally written January 23, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
There is no room for moral victories in the NBA. There are no almosts, no what ifs, no stat lines for nice tries. There are only wins and losses. In the first 41 games of the regular season, the Orlando Magic have lost 13 more games than theyve won. Their 14-27 record includes some highs, such as beating both the Clippers, who have the third-best record in the league, and the Lakers, who have well, you know who they have, in Los Angeles. It also includes some lows: A 10-game losing streak following a 12-13 start. The great news is there still another 41 games left to be played. So rather than take the Magic record at face value, let's dive a little deeper. What can the Magic take away from the first half of the season to improve in the second half? 1. Share the ball, but be more physical One of the positives the Magic can build on going into the next 41 games is the way they are able to move the ball. The motion offense provides quality shots for a variety of players. ...
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