Another playoff loss for the Magic

April 25, 2011, 3:36 am

The Magic fell again last night by the score of 88-85 in a critical game 4 matchup against the Hawks. The series currently stands at 3-1 in favor of Atlanta, which leaves Orlando one loss away from being eliminated. The game 4 loss lays at the feet of the 3-point shooters, who were historically bad Sunday night. They missed 21 of their 23 attempts from 3-point range and lowered their overall 3-point percentage to just under 22 percent. “I think mental toughness right now for us as much as physical toughness is huge,” Van Gundy said. “It’s gotten contagious now. Nobody makes a shot. I think it’s taken the wind out of our sails a little bit. I think our guys are competing and battling.”

If there is one player for Orlando who still believes, its star center Dwight Howard . “I just told ’em if they don’t believe that we can still win, stay in Atlanta,” Howard recalled. “We’ve just got to keep believing, and guys have got to make shots, simple as that.” Game 5 is scheduled for 7:30 Tuesday night at Amway Center.


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