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Magic Tie Longest Losing Streak Since 2006

After another loss last night to the New York Knicks (23-10), the Magic (12-21) have officially tied their longest losing streak since early 2006. Carmelo Anthony scored 40 points to help the Knicks come back from a horrible start. Arron Afflalo and Jameer Nelson put up 29 points apiece, while Nik Vucevic had 11 points and a whopping 18 rebounds. As a team, the Magic made 11 of their first 13 shots, giving them a 12 point lead in the first quarter. They have continually posted decent performances that have been spoiled by the inability to close out at the end of games. The Knicks outscored the Magic 33-17 in the final quarter of play. Amare Stoudamire started the 14-6 Knicks run with a 3-point play at the beginning of the 4th.

J.J. Redick had another sub-par game, missing 6 3-pointers and not contributing significantly in any other statistical category. He is a big part of Orlando’s offensive arsenal and if he continues to stay cold then the Magic will continue to get outscored in the 4th quarter. His +/- was -27, the worst of any player on the court last night. Without E’Twaun Moore, Glen Davis, Al Harrington, and (to a lesser extent) Gustavo Ayon, the Magic are finding themselves in an incredibly difficult situation. A few weeks ago, the 8th seed did not seem like a completely unreasonable goal for the streaking Magic, but now it seems like a pipe dream. At the moment, we have the 6th worst record in the league and are 4 games behind the 8th seeded, Boston Celtics.

The Magic’s next game is against the Portland Trailblazers on Monday night. The game is a road game and will broadcast at 10 p.m. EST. Stay tuned for a new week of the Crystal Ball predictions game and congratulations to this weeks winners: Timothy Williams, Justin Dewberry, and Jason Rink!

Boxscore: Magic vs Knicks 1/5/2013

NEW YORK KNICKS (23-10)
                                         FIELD GOALS                          REBOUNDS
POS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A +/- OFF DEF TOT AST PF ST TO BS BA PTS
C. Anthony F 45:01 14-29 4-9 8-9 +7 2 4 6 6 3 1 1 0 0 40
M. Camby C 13:05 1-1 0-0 0-0 -15 0 1 1 4 1 0 2 0 0 2
T. Chandler C 36:29 6-6 0-0 2-4 +14 5 7 12 2 1 0 1 1 0 14
R. Brewer F 16:34 1-4 0-2 0-0 -15 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
J. Kidd G 34:50 5-10 5-8 0-0 +12 0 8 8 7 5 2 1 0 0 15
J.R. Smith 31:19 8-18 0-4 2-3 +20 0 6 6 2 5 2 0 0 0 18
A. Stoudemire 16:57 3-7 0-0 5-5 0 2 2 4 1 2 0 2 0 2 11
P. Prigioni 13:33 2-6 1-3 0-0 -6 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 5
C. Copeland 04:08 0-1 0-1 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
S. Novak 28:04 2-6 2-6 1-1 +26 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
K. Thomas DNP – COACH’S DECISION
R. Wallace DND – SORE LEFT FOOT
J. White DNP – COACH’S DECISION
Totals 240 42-88 12-33 18-22 9 31 40 24 19 7 8 1 4 114
47.7% 36.4% 81.8% TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 8
ORLANDO MAGIC (12-21)
                                         FIELD GOALS                        REBOUNDS
POS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A +/- OFF DEF TOT AST PF ST TO BS BA PTS
D. Jones G-F 24:05 4-8 0-2 0-1 +13 1 5 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 8
A. Nicholson F 13:46 5-6 0-0 1-1 +14 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 11
N. Vucevic C 36:38 5-12 0-0 1-1 -1 6 12 18 2 4 1 2 1 0 11
A. Afflalo G-F 38:13 10-14 2-3 7-9 +6 0 1 1 4 2 0 3 0 0 29
J. Nelson G 40:06 10-20 5-9 4-4 -8 0 3 3 8 4 1 3 1 0 29
J. McRoberts 29:59 1-5 0-0 0-0 -18 5 5 10 5 4 0 1 0 1 2
H. Turkoglu 18:11 0-5 0-2 1-2 -13 0 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 1
J. Redick 27:38 3-10 3-9 0-0 -27 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 9
I. Smith 04:24 2-4 0-1 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
M. Harkless 07:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 -9 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2
G. Ayon DND – RIGHT THIGH CONTUSION
E. Moore DND – SPRAINED LEFT ELBOW
K. O’Quinn DNP – COACH’S DECISION
Totals 240 41-85 10-26 14-18 12 33 45 23 19 5 13 4 1 106
48.2% 38.5% 77.8% TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 14

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