The Orlando Magic are one game away from ending their postseason run. On Saturday, the Indiana Pacers beat the Magic on a pair of last-second free throws for a 101-99 win. That gave Indiana a 3-1 series lead, setting up an elimination game on Tuesday night in Indianapolis.
Breaking down the Game 4 loss, Orlando Pinstriped Post, SB Nation's Magic blog, examined a handful of lessons from the loss that could stave off elimination this week.
Among the more notable findings from OPP is a troubling trend with Chris Duhon:
I hate to beat a dead horse, but this Magic team just grinds to a halt when Duhon replaces Nelson at the point. In a game they won by two points in overtime, the Pacers outscored Orlando by 15 with Duhon running the host's offense, and it's easy to see why. With Duhon at the helm, Orlando shot 3-of-11 from the floor for 11 points while committing a whopping seven turnovers.
It really is well past time for Van Gundy to call on Ish Smith, as it's clear that Duhon can't handle Indiana's defense.
Game 5 is scheduled for Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. Eastern.
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