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Magic look for six game win streak at home

Oladipo doing work
Oladipo doing work
Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

The Orlando Magic (16-37) have been playing great basketball lately at home. The Magic will look to keep this five-game win streak active on Wednesday against the Memphis Grizzlies (27-23). This team has really struggled on the road but has been able to bounce back quite nicely at home. The Magic beat the Oklahoma City Thunder (41-12) on Friday night within the last second. Tobias Harris finished the fast break dunk with .8 seconds remaining on the clock for the win 103-102. The Indiana Pacers (40-11) then came to town on Sunday night and the Magic had an amazing comeback victory. The Magic were down 17 points in the middle of the third quarter but then in the fourth quarter that all changed. The Magic rallied behind Victor Oladipo. Oladipo was nailing his pull up jumper the entire fourth quarter as he put up 13 points in the quarter. It was a great comeback team win. It will be remembered as a highlight this season for Magic’ fans while the Magic won 93-92.

These two wins against the best teams in the NBA will be two of the biggest wins all season. These kinds of efforts show this young team definitely has some great talented players with fight in them. The future for this team could be very bright. The Thunder was the best in the Western Conference and the Pacers were the best in Eastern Conference. These two teams could likely meet up in the NBA Finals and the Magic handed both of them a loss. Arron Afflalo will participate in the three point contest while Victor Oladipo will play in the skills challenge this weekend. Tobias Harris has been playing great ball as of late with great energy while Nik Vucevic is back on the floor being a double-double machine.

Orlando has beaten the Los Angeles Lakers (18-33), Milwaukee Bucks (9-42), Detroit Pistons (22-29), Thunder and then Pacers during this great stretch. They now look to face off against the Grizzlies on Wednesday night. The Magic fell to the Grizzles 94-85 back in December. If the Magic can get the win against Memphis this could turn their season back to .500 at home. The Magic will head back on the road after the All Star break.