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...