Time and again, the Orlando Magic have been able to come back from adversity and overcome nearly insurmountable odds throughout the playoffs. I liken the Magic to a boxing prizefighter that fights back when its back is against the ropes.
"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in." It's a quote from Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part III and that comment best describes Orlando.
In my opinion, of course.
Just when you thought the Magic were down and out, the team pulled themselves back in. Every time. Literally, every time in the postseason. We all know the story. But it appears Orlando, barring the miraculous, may be down and out. People will say the Magic gave Game 4 away. Thing is, the Los Angeles Lakers had to take it from 'em. You have to believe Orlando will fight back the rest of the series. You expect it. That's been the team's calling card all year. But alas, it may not be enough.
As you can see, the mood at Third Quarter Collapse is somber, today. No game recap. No morning after post. No words to describe last night's loss. Sometimes the best words are no words, at all.
In any case, if you like to analyze and elaborate about the game, feel free to do so in this post. Civilly, as always. Or, make your way to the bevy of excellent FanPosts that have been posted by the community, today. Some good discussion going on.
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