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Old 01-31-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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Default Magic going through some crazy late January struggles

Sports Network reports:

Just how bad has it gotten for the Orlando Magic?

Consider this -- the Philadelphia 76ers shot under 38% from the floor on Monday, a dismal 52.6% from the line and recorded their lowest point total of the season, yet the Magic were essentially run out of Wells Fargo Center until a meaningless run in garbage time saved them from the ignominy of setting a franchise low in scoring for the second time in a week.

The final score, 74-69, doesn't do justice to Orlando's offensive incompetence. The Magic trailed by 18 points and had amassed just 51 total with 2:52 left before Philadelphia took its foot off the gas.

Having to watch Orlando play basketball over the past week could turn anyone green so it was no surprise Stan Van Gundy showed up to his postgame press conference both cranky and combative.

"It's easy to come up with the reasons," Van Gundy said for his team's poor play recently. "I could be a sportswriter doing that. I don't mean that even jokingly. ... It's always easy to find the reasons. That's not hard. The hard part is to solve it. To make it better."
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