Magic vs. Spurs four-factors analysis

Jameer Nelson and Tim Duncan - Douglas Jones - US Presswire

The Spurs dominated the Magic on Wednesday to send Orlando to its second consecutive loss.

The Orlando Magic fell to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, 110-89, in a game that didn't even seem as close as the 21-point margin might indicate. The Magic were definitely playing the same sport as the Spurs, but on a significantly lower level. To its credit, Orlando dominated the glass by a 46-39 margin and grabbed 36.7 percent of their own misses, so at least the Magic have that much going for them.

Team Pace Efficiency eFG% FT Rate OReb% TO Rate
Spurs 95.2 115.5 58.9% 13.1 22.2 16.8
Magic 95.2 93.5 44.2% 5.3 36.7 17.9
Green denotes a stat better than the team's 2012/13 average;
red denotes a stat worse than the team's 2012/13 average.

Then again, the Magic's tendency to crash the boards could have worked to the Spurs' advantage: San Antonio scored a whopping 25 fast-break points on Wednesday night on 8-of-8 shooting, a result of the Magic not getting back on defense quickly or competently enough. And though San Antonio grabbed just 22.2 percent of its missed shots, it limited the Magic to 11 points in fast-break situations on 5-of-13 shooting.

The Spurs didn't get to the foul line at a rate to which they're accustomed, and they turned the ball over more often than usual as well. Hot three-point shooting more than compensated for those shortcomings: San Antonio's 11 three-pointers were the most an Orlando opponent has made on the season. Once the Spurs opened up a large lead, the Magic simply had no hope of catching up, due both to the Spurs' reliable long ball and the Magic's lack of outside shooting. Orlando missed 13 of its 15 three-point tries on Wednesday.

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