If the Orlando Magic beat the Memphis Grizzlies tonight, it would extend the Magic’s winning streak to four games and give the franchise its second four-game winning streak since it traded away Dwight Howard in Aug. 2012.
What would a victory do for the Magic’s confidence going into the All-Star break?
“I think it’d be amazing,” Arron Afflalo said.
“We’ve been doing a good job taking care of home. The break is an extended period of time, all things considering for us, and things tend to shift during that time. Your mind kind of relaxes, so we need to finish out this last game strong. We’ve got a few road games coming up once we return.”
In their last three games, the Magic have beaten the Detroit Pistons and the teams with the league’s best records, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers.
The Magic haven’t won four consecutive games since Dec. 14-19, 2012.
“It’d be big, man,” guard Victor Oladipo said. “But it’s just big because it’s the next game. We’ve got to be ready to play tonight and build off the couple of wins we’ve had and just be ready to play. They’re a really good team.”
The Magic (16-37) haven’t played since Sunday and are better-rested than the Grizzlies (28-23), who beat the Washington Wizards last night in Memphis, Tenn.
“It’d be good to get a [win],” Orlando center Nik Vucevic said. “It’d be like four or five wins in a row to enter the All-Star break and would kind of have everybody going off on the break happy and come back and want to keep it going. It’d be a great way to finish the first half of the season.”
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