Our win in Boston last night has secured our playoff spot for the first time since 2012 & our first Southeastern Division Championship since 2010.
The Story Of The Night
An in form Magic team headed to Boston to take on the Celtics in game 81 of the season. At the final buzzer they had clinched a playoff berth & that Southeast Division title.
The game was tight from the start, having 18 lead changes & 11 score ties. With 4:09 left in the 3rd quarter the Magic took a lead that we would hold the rest of the way. Boston fought us to the end but we closed the game on a 10-2 run & took the W by 116-108.
Terrence Ross led us with 26 points, hitting 14 in the 4th quarter. Nikola Vucevic contributed 25 points (going 12 of 22 shooting), whilst grabbing 12 rebounds & making 2 blocks in the victory. Kyrie Irving led the Celtics with 23 points, along with 5 rebounds & 6 assists. With the win Orlando swept the Celtics on the season 3-0.
The turnaround that Steve Clifford as coach has brought to our team should not be overlooked. Last season we had a 25-57 record. This year with a game to go we stand at 41-40, that’s 16 more wins. The players have bought into his play and look what has happened!
Time To Get Booking!
The Orlando Magic UK will be heading to Orlando for games 3 & 4! We are all in the process of hurriedly booking flights & accommodation. The game ticket go on sale today at 8pm but as yet we know nothing further.
We will be loud & proud in our support in the Amway! We are definitely hoping to meet more of you there to share the experience with & hopefully a beer or two.
Congratulations to our Orlando Magic! You have made us proud!
Today is a day for walking around with a smile on your face!