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Orlando Magic year in review: Magic ring in new year by winning

Orlando Magic year in review: Magic ring in new year by winning

Pro basketball has a pulse in town again.

The year 2015 has been a tale of two teams.

Six months after ending the 2014-15 season at 25-57, the Magic closed the year looking like a completely different team — perhaps a playoff team.

A new coach, a new defensive mentality and a new spirit have enabled the Magic to post an 18-13 record, hardly resembling a league doormat.

They were never five games above .500 at any time during the previous three seasons.

Last season, the Magic were 10-21 after 31 games.

Orlando still has 51 regular-season games remaining on the schedule, including Wednesday night against the Brooklyn Nets at Amway Center, but its...

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