Found January 09, 2013 on Orlando Magic Daily:
Perhaps it is too late to avoid a "long" losing streak seeing as the Magic's current nine-game skid is the longest for the franchise since 2004, but this team wants to avoid falling further behind. We can go through the stats again, but it probably is not really necessary. Except for one or two games in this streak, Orlando has been in every game and has been unable to finish. The Magic, in other words, could just as easily have won six or seven of the last nine as they could have lost these past nine games. Perhaps that is too optimistic of an outlook. Perhaps it is too optimistic to send the reminder out that, despite the nine-game skid, the Magic are five games back of the Celtics for the eighth and final Playoff spot in the East. The Celtics are sitting at .500 at 17-17 and so the record needed to get into the Playoffs will probably be a few games under .500. The Magic, sitting at 12-22 have some work to do to get there. But first comes winning that...
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