Cohen 8-Ball: Reliving Magical Moments
OrlandoMagic.com’s Josh Cohen describes memorable plays and moments in franchise history.
Oh, What a Night!
Tracy McGrady was a joy to watch when he starred for the Magic. Not only was he a superior athlete, T-Mac had a distinctive set of skills that made him practically impossible to cover. Some who watched him regularly during his days in Orlando will try to convince you that when healthy McGrady was the most explosive offensive player in NBA history.
Though there are plenty of samples to back up this judgment, none are more influential than T-Mac’s historic 62-point night on March 10, 2004 against the Wizards. What’s so amazing about this performance was that he managed to score 62 despite missing nine free throws and connecting on just one field goal in the fourth quarter.
McGrady added 10 rebounds in that victory and he also overshadowed Gilbert Arenas’ outstanding 40-point output.