This week has given the Orlando Magic quite the roller coaster in regards to what the team has accomplished.
It all started off with Tuesday’s game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Many presumed that the Magic would beat the Knicks fresh off a recent win against the Toronto Raptors. However, this did not happen due to the team’s inconsistent play.
Inconsistency a big problem
The team’s inconsistency allowed the Knicks to come back from behind and chip away at the Magic’s double-digit lead. This resulted in the game ending with a score of 108-103 in favor of the Knicks.
Many have mentioned that the Magic need to take teams that are struggling not so lightly, and not play down to their level. Not to mention the jokes that have been made about how the team’s inconsistency is to be expected. That came with the loss against the Chicago Bulls and win against the Raptors as an example.
Some fans even joked about how the team was expected to loss to the Knicks, only to bounce back with a win against the Golden State Warriors.
And as many have jokingly predicted, the Magic have done just that during their home game.
They actually did win
The recent victory against the Warriors means two things. The first thing is that the Magic snapped an 11-game losing streak that they had against the Warriors. The second thing is that the Magic have successfully reached the eighth seed, for now. They defeated Golden State by a score of 103-96.
The way things are currently looking, with the remaining season being under 20-games, there is a possibility that the Magic may actually reach the playoffs. That’s something the team hasn’t done since the “Dwightmare” Saga. Those were the days when the team had Dwight Howard in the 2011-2012 season.
The Magic finish the road trip with a game in Philadelphia against the 76ers looking to end with two wins.
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