There was no sense of urgency as the final seconds ticked off the clock at TD Garden. There was no sense of the infamy this team was about to set. No feeling of pride in the jersey the team was wearing. No sense of what futility this team was putting forward.
Earl Clark casually hoisted another 20-footer that clanked hard off the back rim and landed safely in the hands of a Boston player. There was no avoiding it now. The Celtics, shorthanded and struggling, sent the Magic into the record books for all the wrong reasons.
Clark's jumper would not have prevented Orlando from setting all the wrong kinds of records. There was one, one seminal record this team had to feel the need to avoid. Nobody expected the Magic to need a rallying effort to avoid the kind of infamy that is reserved for the worst teams in franchise history.
The fewest points scored in team history.
That is unfathomable for a team with Dwight Howard on the roster! How could a team get beat that badly? How could...