Mar 19, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard John Lucas (15) shoots over Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) during the fourth quarter at Amway Center. Chicago defeated Orlando 85-59. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE
The Magic try to put Monday's anemic performance behind them as they play a rising Phoenix Suns team at the Amway Center on Wednesday night.
The Orlando Magic played probably one of their worst games of the season on Monday night when they lost to the Chicago Bulls 85-59. That after a 10-point loss to the Miami Heat the night prior has critics wondering if the Magic are a legit contender going into the postseason. They can take a step in regaining the momentum they once had against a resurgent Phoenix Suns team on Wednesday night at the Amway Center.
Forward Dwight Howard was the only Orlando player to score in double figures on Monday with 18 points and 12 rebounds. The Magic as a whole shot 35.3 percent from the field and committed 18 turnovers in the loss. Having committed a total of 59 turnovers the last three games, turnovers have to be limited against the Suns. Shooting has to also improve on the part of players like guards Ryan Anderson and Jameer Nelson whom along with the rest of Orlando shot a paltry 20 percent from beyond the arc in the loss to Chicago.
The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip off with television coverage on Sunshine Sports.