Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 9:40 am  |  8 responses

Stan Van Gundy Finds the Orlando Magic’s Way of Losing ‘Shocking’

It’s not just last night’s 22-point beatdown in New York that boggles Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy’s mind, it’s the fact that his team seems to get spanked as many times as it does. From the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic own the fifth-best record in the NBA, and yet on too many nights this season, they have played terribly. They played without any passion Wednesday night and they paid an all-too-familiar price. The New York Knicks administered a 108-86 drubbing in which the Magic trailed by as many as 39 points and looked inept on offense. ‘What’s shocking to me is that a team that’s playing over .600 basketball can get absolutely rocked as many times as we have been,’ coach Stan Van Gundy said. ‘Boston, New Orleans, Chicago, tonight — that’s what’s mind-boggling to me. It’ll happen every once in a while if you’re a bad team. To be a .600 team and get crushed like that as many times as we have? That’s shocking.’”

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  • abaci

    They wont make it out of the second round

  • Ash

    Can’t believe they lost to Knicks especially in that margin

  • Youngindy21

    Well you when you rely so heavily on Dwight Howard and Three point shooters like the Orlando Magic do that is what happens. Dwight Howard can’t carry the team every single night so when your three point shooters are missing or getting defended well then you are going to struggle somewhat on offense. The Magic are going to get bounced in the playoffs by any team that has a Decent Center and players who can defend against the 3-pointer.

  • Andrew

    That’s not always our offense, (although it always seems we try too) but 80% of our games we move the ball and have even scoring across the court. JJ, big baby, jameer will always take mid range jumpers or drive the basket. QRich should shoot from the key more rather than threes and and hedo and jrich need to drive more after some threes. When all of our players are involved we play elite, but when NOONE can sink a field goal for basically half the game, were gonna lose.(ie the game vs new york, Chicago, Boston) if we were shooting like we usually do, easy win. Props to New York ythough, they were shooting well and offensive rebounding was great.

  • RickyRude

    It was just one of those games. Knicks couldn’t miss in the 3rd (where they held the biggest lead), Melo was on fire, 3s were falling for the whole team, meanwhile Orlando seemed lost and didn’t even bother trying. It was painful to watch.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    To think that in this years playoffs, either Indiana or 76ers will get further than the Magic. It’s excellent.

  • retrobat

    @abaci I’m a die-hard Magic fan and I don’t think they’ll make it out of the first round. I have no confidence that this team can win a series against anyone…including the Bobcats.

  • zero

    no passion thats all.. other magic players are so lazy and all they want to do is shoot 3s