Magic Look to Clean Up Some Recent Defensive Mistakes Tonight Against Spurs

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Magic Look to Clean Up Some Recent Defensive Mistakes Tonight Against Spurs
Magic Look to Clean Up Some Recent Defensive Mistakes Tonight Against Spurs

If the Orlando Magic are going to be the team they ultimately hope to become – and repeat last season's run to the NBA playoffs – they must immediately shore up an area of suddenly pressing concern, head coach Steve Clifford said. Somewhat lost in their excitement over rallying to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night was the Magic's struggles on the defensive end of the floor over the first three periods of the game. That somewhat shaky performance came on the heels of Indiana carving up the Magic's once-vaunted defense for 52.7 percent shooting, nine 3-pointers and 109 points in a seven-point Orlando loss on Sunday. Clifford, who has long been known for his prowess in coaching defense,

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