Feeling Iffy: Five Things Orlando Must Do on Offense to Finish Comeback

May 27th, 2010 by Chris Cornell Leave a reply »
I live about five minutes from downtown Orlando and I’ve been a Magic fan for about the last 20 years. But after Game 3 in Boston, I have to admit that even I was ready to throw in the towel on this year’s team. The Magic appeared to have given up on the season during that pathetic display. If they weren’t willing to fight, I figured I shouldn’t care either. I haven’t seen such a lifeless, heartless effort since the NBA’s last week of the season where teams were trying to lose on purpose to get favorable playoff matchups. But after fighting tooth and nail on the road for a win in Game 4 and the dominant, vintage Magic playoff performance in Game 5, there’s some reason for optimism in O-Town. The Magic are no longer a laughing stock in this series and the boys from Beantown have to take them seriously instead of looking ahead at their second Finals appearance in three years. The momentum has certainly shifted in Orlando’s favor after last night’s emphatic 113-92 victory at Amway Arena. With the energy swing, the pressure is also mounting for Boston to avoid the biggest NBA playoff choke of all time. But let’s no ...

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