The Orlando Magic dropped their fourth straight game Friday, 113-106, against the New York Knicks, who own the NBA's worst record. The defeat marked Orlando's 10th in its last 12 games and its eighth straight game yielding 100-plus points.
Understandably, Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn came away displeased with his club's defensive effort, ripping into his players in his post-game news conference. Video of his remarks is embedded in this story.
"Our mindset coming into the game of trying to outscore people instead of outplay and outdefend them is evident in the way we're approaching the game," said Vaughn.
"If you're in the game, you should be just as focused on the defensive end of the floor as you are on the offensive end," he said later.
After Orlando claimed a 96-94 lead with 4:01 to play, New York scored on nine consecutive possessions to take control. A Pablo Prigioni turnover with six seconds to play was all that stood between the Knicks and perfection in the game's final four minutes. Langston Galloway and Lance Thomas, two unheralded players on 10-day deals, scored 12 of the Knicks' final 19 points.
Video via Fox Sports Florida.