It was the kind of night where nothing seemed to go right for Orlando. Even with a chance to win the game.
Arron Afflalo was trying to force the action, something Orlando was not doing for much of the previous three quarters as the team tried to bounce back from a rough second and third quarter. Orlando finally had the urgency to try and push and impose its will on Charlotte as time ticked away and the lead stayed somewhere between six and 11 points.
Afflalo and Jameer Nelson had done a lot of work to get the Magic within four points with less than a minute to play.
Afflalo went hard into the paint, right into Gerald Henderson and Brendan Haywood and hoped to get a foul. The ref's whistle stayed in his pocket and Afflalo, visibly upset, earned a technical foul. Realizing what he had just done, Afflalo crouched to the side of the court with his head in his hands.
This was the kind of game it was. Orlando had the fight in moments and the ability to win, but could n...