Orlando Magic Winning With Attitude, Not Just Talent

March 10th, 2010 by Alex Varone Leave a reply »
After the Orlando Magic beat the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, much was made of the Lakers struggles in suffering their third straight defeat.

Yes, it was the first time in a long time that the Lakers have lost three in a row. But the story of Sunday's game wasn't just about the Lakers.

It was about the Magic.

All of a sudden, Orlando is one of the hottest teams in the NBA, having won their sixth straight after beating the Clippers on Tuesday. For a talented team like Orlando, winning six in a row is not newsworthy, but the way they are now winning games certainly is.

Against the Lakers, the Magic played with an attitude, the type of attitude that has never been commonly associated with the Orlando Magic franchise.

The Magic were already a very good team. A year ago, Orlando rode a very talented group all the way to the NBA Finals.

In the Finals, however, Orlando played with a we're-just-happy-to-be-here mentality and promptly lost in five games to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Coming into this season, the Magic were as talented as ever. But the top teams in the NBA seemed to decide to try and beat the Mag ...

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