Posted January 26, 2013 on AP on Fox
While they made some strides defensively in their last game, the Orlando Magic couldn't put a dent in their lengthy slump. The free-falling Magic will try to snap a four-game skid and win for only the third time in 18 games Sunday night when they host the Detroit Pistons. Wins have been awfully tough to come by for Orlando, regardless of the venue or strength of its opponent. The Magic (14-28) have lost nine of 10 at home and eight straight against losing teams after DeMar DeRozan hit a buzzer-beater to give last-place Toronto a 97-95 victory at Orlando on Thursday. "I just think the basketball gods are against us right now," said guard J.J. Redick, whose team is a league-worst 2-15 since Dec. 21. "They've turned their backs on us. We need to get back in their good graces." The Magic's biggest area of concern has been on the defensive end, allowing 108.0 points per game - 9.1 above their season average - over their last 13. Orlando showed signs of improvement Thursday as it he...
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