Once again the Orlando Magic had a chance to win a crucial game to keep pace in the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoff chase, and once again they failed.
The Washington Wizards squashed a late Orlando rally, scoring the final six points of Wednesday’s game and shutting out the Magic in the last three minutes as the Wizards sent the Magic to their fourth loss in the last five games, 100-90.
The loss dropped the Magic to 31-38 overall and once again they failed to make any ground in the East standings. The late collapse led swingman Evan Fournier to question whether his team was even ready to make a playoff run.
“We didn’t play like a team that wants to go to the playoffs....