Orlando Magic push over streak to 11 games

Jan 14, 2013 |
The Magic have forgotten how to play defense over their last 11 games.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports
The Magic have forgotten how to play defense over their last 11 games.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports
The Orlando Magic pushed their over streak to 11 games, smashing the 191.5 total with a 120-91 loss to the Washington Wizards on Monday.

The main reason for Orlando's over success is its matador team defense.The Magic are surrendering 108.9 points per game over their last 11 contests, more than 10 points above their season average. To put things in perspective, the Association’s worst defensive team (Sacramento Kings) allows the opposition to score at a 103.6 points-per-game clip.

The Magic return to Orlando for a three-game homestand beginning Wednesday when they host the Pacers, who are the best defensive team in the league (89.3 PPG). Indiana loves to bring the tempo of the game to a snail's pace and is holding its opposition to an Association-best 41.3 percent field-goal percentage. The Pacers also boast the top perimeter defense in the league, holding opponents to a 31.5 percent shooting mark from beyond the arc.

Indiana is one of the best under plays in the league at 14-23-1 O/U and has played under the total in six of its last seven games.
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