Orlando held Boston to 36 percent shooting through the first three quarters, but it still trailed 71-68 because of some shaky offense. Turnovers and a lack of ball movement bogged down an Orlando offense that had been free-flowing and efficient of late in wins against the Pelicans, Nets and Clippers.
``They have a pretty good defender in Avery Bradley, who can extend his defense and pressure the basketball,’’ Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. ``A couple of times he was able to get into us and disrupt us a little bit.’’
The Magic led 49-46 at the half, but that spread was a bit disappointing considering Orlando was once up by as many as 12 points midway through the second period. But turnovers killed the Magic’s early momentum as they kicked the ball away 10 times in the first half. The backcourt of Nelson, Afflalo and Oladipo accounted for seven of the turnovers against Boston’s ball pressure.
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