Horrible shooting night for the Magic, as they drop their second game of the season
Updated: Jul 12, 2022
Orlando- The Magic shot 37% from the field and 27% from behind the arc in a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 108-99.
Even though Terrence Ross finished with 26 points, shooting 9 of 21 from the field, it was not enough to pull out the victory over OKC. Orlando had trouble hitting their free throws; collectively the team shot around 75% and missed some crucial free throws down the stretch.
Orlando could not stop OKC's mid-range shooters. George Hill, Al Horford, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was having their way with the Magic. They were hitting their shots and combined for 46 points to help the the Thunder escape with a victory.
After a hot start for the Magic, they dropped two consecutive games. Orlando has not shot well from behind the arc and struggled to get back into rhythm. Dewayne Bacon has to shoot more and be aggressive. When Bacon is aggressive, it gives Orlando more chances to get their teammates involved and it puts pressure on opponents, because of Bacon's speed.
Orlando needs to go back to the basics and play team ball in order to get back on track.