Found January 06, 2012 on Orlando Magic Daily:
This might not quite be a measuring stick game. Not this early in the season. Not with a lot of development to go and two weeks of training camp still to catch up on. It was a gut check though. After an early season schedule against non-Playoff teams and teams with little or no expectation of anything this season, Orlando did know it would be in for a sterner challenge against Chicago on Friday night. With ESPN in town and even Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel preparing a feature on the Van Gundy brothers, the spotlight was on Orlando to prove the team was among the Eastern Conference's upper tier. As of now, the Magic are not. Chicago put the clamps on Orlando in the final three quarters, giving up 56 points in the final three quarters and 40 in the second half, opening up a lead as big as 17 points and finding the plays and ability to get the extra possession and get the extra basket. Orlando had the will to continually fight back and make Chicago sweat. But down by three po...
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