Found December 29, 2012 on Orlando Magic Daily:
The Magic were riding high on a three-game win streak until everything seemed to come crashing down with Glen Davis falling to the court with a sprained shoulder. Four games later, and it feels like the Magic have hit rock bottom. Orlando's top-ranked defense is fading as the team searches for a way to replace the team's emotional fulcrum. The team is struggling to replace his production and step in to the shoes left behind. Then there was the 11-game losing streak New Orleans snapped in Orlando. Now there is giving up Washington's fourth win of the season and allowing the league's worst team to snap an eight-game losing streak. Adding insult to injury, the Magic blew a 16-point lead for the second game in this four-game skid, giving up an early 25-8 lead on the road to the Wizards. The Magic are on a four-game losing streak now after riding high and getting so close to .500. The team may not have been as low this year as they appear to be after a 105-98 ...
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