Orlando Magic Scored a Record-Low 56 Points in Boston

by January 24, 2012

The Boston Celtics’ defense held the Orlando Magic to a franchise-low 56 points last night. The Magic were historically terrible in all facets of their offensive attack. From the Sentinel: “The Magic unraveled Monday night, and the result was the worst single-game offensive performance in team history. They set franchise single-game lows for points scored and field-goal percentage as they absorbed a 87-56 beatdown by the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. ‘It didn’t start well, and it got worse as the game went on,’ Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said. ‘That’s the most dominating defensive performance at least that I’ve ever had against me. There’s no singling anybody out. It’s the first game, I think, in my career I’ve ever been through where literally not one guy played well. We didn’t play well. So there’s no finger-pointing, and it’s why you get dominated. Not one guy had a good night, and I’m foremost among them.’ Just how awful was it? Orlando made only five baskets during the entire second half. ‘They played harder than us,’ point guard and co-captain Jameer Nelson said. ‘They played tougher. One through however many we have on our roster, we couldn’t execute our offense. Defensively, we didn’t help each other. It was just a selfish game from everybody. It was just very selfish.'”