Orlando's Close Wins Adding Up

Orlando Magic forward Mickael Pietrus (L) grabs a rebound away from Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng during the second quarter at the United Center in Chicago on January 2, 2010. UPI/Brian Kersey Photo via Newscom


The Orlando Magic are making a habit out of winning close games.

Although, the Magic are not playing nearly as well as they are capable, the ability to win close games on nights where you don’t have your best game is a trait that every great team possesses.

Six of Orlando’s 18 games have been decided by four points or less and they are 5-1 in such games, including two one-point wins.

“It’s great to win games when maybe it wasn’t the prettiest way to play,” Magic guard J.J. Redick said.

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