One of the biggest struggles the Orlando Magic have had early in the season is overcoming their weak offensive play. Through Monday, the Magic's 88.4 points per game ranks second-worst in the NBA. They've been held below 75 points in four games this season.
One of the possible problems for the Magic may be their lack of three-point shooting. The team is currently attempting 13.5 three-pointers per game, ranked No. 29 in the NBA. Another problem is an inability to get to the foul line, where they have attempted only 16.9 free throws per game. The Magic have also been hit by the injury bug, with the loss of players Hedo Turkoglu and Al Harrington.
Guard J.J. Redick believes one way that the Magic can improve upon is execution:
"We have to execute better, we have to screen better, we have to move the ball better," Redick said. "I think we could use more structure, too. I think that we're trying to be unpredictable, but I think that sometimes our unpredictability doesn't allow us to get to our strengths.
The Magic could get some relief in the coming games, the Pistons have allowed opponents to shoot 44.7 percent from the field. The Cleveland Cavaliers, who the Magic play on Friday, allow 50.3 percent of shots made. Wednesday's game against the Pistons is scheduled for a tip off at 7 p.m. at the Amway Center.