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1991-92 Season

1991-92: Injuries Deplete Squad
The 1991-92 season turned out to be disappointing after the promise of the previous campaign. The Magic slid to 21-61 in 1991-92 and did not enjoy a single winning month. Second-year player Dennis Scott missed all but 18 games of the season with injuries, and Nick Anderson sat out 22 contests.

There were some encouraging early performances, however. In November, Anderson set a team single-game steals record by swiping 8 against the Washington Bullets. In the same month Terry Catledge pocketed 22 rebounds against Philadelphia. But then Orlando went 0-15 in December, part of a 17-game losing streak. The Magic finally broke out of the tailspin with a 104-103 victory against the SuperSonics in Seattle on January 8, with Sam Vincent contributing 35 points.

Scott provided 19.9 points per game in his 18 appearances. Anderson also posted a 19.9 average in his 60 contests. Six other players averaged in double figures, including Catledge, Vincent, Scott Skiles, Jerry Reynolds, Anthony Bowie, and rookie center Stanley Roberts. Catledge topped the team in rebounding (7.0 rpg), and Skiles paced the club in assists (7.3 apg). Orlando was still a winner at the box office-all 41 home games were sellouts.