FanPost

Stats: offense tendency to freeze, worst in years.

After Mike's great write up after the Bulls game I made some research. My search went as far as the year 2000, because the game has changed a lot. The Magic's offense seems to freeze quite often, and there have been several games where they can't buy a bucket. So I wanted to find out how are we doing compared to the rest of the league and previous Magic teams.

-Orlando has scored 69 or less points in 4 games this season. Since 2000 only 4 teams have done the same more times in the same number of games. Among those teams are the 2004 Hornets with a 18-64 record and the 2002 Heat with a 25-57 record.

-Orlando has scored 75 or less points while shooting below 40% 4 times this season. Toronto, New Orleans, Detroit, New Jersey Boston and Charlotte are the other teams that did this. While 21 NBA teams have had at least one game like this, this list doesn't include Chicago, Miami, Oklahoma City or San Antonio.

-Orlando has scored 80 or less points while shooting below 40% 7 times this season. The only other Magic team to achieve this in the past 12 years was the 2005/06 team starring Steve Francis which finished 36-46.

-And this is the scariest stat: 7 awful games out of 47 is a lot, almost 15%. And that's 1 out of 7. So statically speaking in a 7 game playoff series the Magic should have one game where they will score less than 80 points and shoot below 40%. That's almost like starting every playoff series 0-1.

The overall offense is not bad at all, in fact it's pretty good. The problem is that 1 out of 7 games they are not able to do anything. And we know how that went against Atlanta last year when our offense collapsed.

This FanPost was made by a member of the Orlando Pinstriped Post community, and is to be treated as the opinions and views of its author, not that of the blogger or blog community as a whole.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Orlando Pinstriped Post

You must be a member of Orlando Pinstriped Post to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Orlando Pinstriped Post. You should read them.

Join Orlando Pinstriped Post

You must be a member of Orlando Pinstriped Post to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Orlando Pinstriped Post. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker