Originally written on Orlando Magic Daily  |  Last updated 10/21/14
In two of the last three games, Orlando has statistically won the game if you look at the Four Factors. Against Toronto, Orlando shot a better effective field goal percentage, had an offensive rebound rate nine percentage points better than Toronto and had a comparable free throw rates and offensive rating. Against the Jazz, the Magic also shot a better effective field goal percentage, grabbed 34.3 percent of available offensive rebounds and were relatively comparable in offensive rating (again, depending on how it is calculated). The difference in these two games was abundantly clear even without looking at the advanced statistics. Seventeen turnovers and an 18.7 percent turnovers rate against the Raptors. Twenty turnovers and 18.5 percent turnover rate against the Jazz. Turnovers were killer in both these games as they both came down to the wire and were decided on those precious final possessions. Giving them up, obviously was not something that could be in the pl...
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