2003-04 Season

2003-04: Tough Year
The Magic had several reasons to be optimistic about their 15th Anniversary season. After taking the top-seeded Detroit Pistons to seven games in the playoffs last year the consensus was that Orlando was on the verge of a special season. With the addition of veteran forward Juwan Howard and point guard Tyronn Lue to help superstar Tracy McGrady, expectations were high.

Unfortunately things just never came together for the Magic in the 2003-2004 season. After winning the season opener in New York, Orlando lost a franchise record 19 straight games. Injuries once again plagued the Magic, and they were never able to recover from their brutal start. Grant Hill was unavailable all season, and Pat Garrity saw action in only one game as he spent the year recovering from knee surgery.

Though the 21-61 campaign was more than a little disappointing the Magic did have some bright moments. Tracy McGrady was the NBA Scoring Champion for the second straight season and on February 2nd McGrady became the second-youngest player in the history of the NBA to reach 10,000 points in a career. McGrady also rewrote the Magic record books when he exploded for a franchise record 62 points in a March 10th win over the Washington Wizards.

McGrady was once again electrifying on the court, but it was off-the-court changes that are going to shape the Magic over the next few seasons. Johnny Davis was promoted to head coach in Novermber, and John Weisbrod was named the new General Manager in March. With new leadership in place and a new attitude being formed, the Magic will look to restore optimism and put themselves back in the playoffs.

2003-04 Magic Regular Statistics

 PLAYER AVERAGES
              REBOUNDS  
 Player G GS MPG FG% 3p% FT% OFF DEF TOT APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
 Tracy McGrady 67 67 39.9 .417 .339 .796 1.40 4.60 6.00 5.5 1.39 .63 2.67 1.90 28.0
 Juwan Howard 81 77 35.5 .453 .000 .809 2.10 4.90 7.00 2.0 .67 .27 2.20 3.50 17.0
 Drew Gooden 79 17 27.0 .445 .214 .637 2.00 4.50 6.50 1.1 .78 .91 1.59 2.50 11.6
 DeShawn Stevenson 26 24 35.9 .404 .293 .690 1.40 3.20 4.60 2.5 .92 .04 1.54 2.10 11.2
 DeShawn Stevenson 80 78 30.6 .432 .268 .676 1.00 2.70 3.70 2.0 .65 .21 1.50 1.80 11.4
 Tyronn Lue 76 69 30.7 .433 .383 .771 .30 2.10 2.50 4.2 .80 .07 1.63 2.40 10.5
 Keith Bogans 73 36 24.5 .403 .358 .631 1.50 2.90 4.30 1.3 .63 .14 1.03 1.80 6.8
 Zaza Pachulia 59 2 11.3 .389 .000 .644 1.20 1.80 2.90 .2 .36 .20 .58 1.50 3.3
 Steven Hunter 59 23 13.4 .529 .000 .333 .90 2.00 2.90 .2 .08 1.24 .49 1.70 3.2
 Andrew DeClercq 71 53 17.1 .477 .000 .815 1.80 2.60 4.50 .6 .66 .45 .76 3.10 3.2
 Desmond Penigar 10 0 8.9 .500 .000 1.000 .60 1.80 2.40 .3 .20 .20 .60 1.40 3.2
 Sean Rooks 20 0 13.5 .351 .000 .955 .70 1.70 2.40 .9 .25 .25 .35 2.10 3.1
 Sean Rooks (TOT) 55 0 10.8 .358 .000 .892 .40 1.30 1.80 .5 .25 .18 .40 1.60 2.6
 Derrick Dial 9 0 9.6 .321 .222 .750 .60 .90 1.40 .2 .67 .00 .11 .70 2.9
 Britton Johnsen 20 4 14.5 .288 .083 .438 .80 1.50 2.30 .6 .35 .05 .70 1.40 2.1
 Reece Gaines 38 1 9.6 .291 .300 .640 .20 .80 1.00 1.1 .29 .05 .47 .60 1.8
 Pat Garrity 2 0 11.0 .333 .000 .000 .00 .00 .00 .5 .00 .00 .00 1.00 1.0
Team Averages 82 0 241.8 .429 .344 .737 12.2 28.7 40.9 19.3 6.7 3.8 13.7 21.3 94.0
Opponents 82 0 241.8 .466 .377 .742 13.1 31.3 44.4 24.4 7.6 5.5 13.6 20.6 101.1
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 PLAYER TOTALS
              REBOUNDS  
 Player G GS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
 Tracy McGrady 67 67 2,675 653-1,566 174-513 398-500 95 307 402 370 93 42 179 129 1,878
 Juwan Howard 81 77 2,877 529-1,169 0-1 318-393 171 399 570 158 54 22 178 284 1,376
 Drew Gooden 79 17 2,134 369-829 9-42 167-262 160 356 516 89 62 72 126 196 914
 Tyronn Lue 76 69 2,332 309-714 80-209 101-131 26 161 187 317 61 5 124 185 799
 Keith Bogans 73 36 1,787 183-454 67-187 65-103 106 211 317 98 46 10 75 128 498
 DeShawn Stevenson 26 24 933 115-285 12-41 49-71 36 84 120 66 24 1 40 54 291
 DeShawn Stevenson 80 78 2,444 376-871 19-71 138-204 79 219 298 158 52 17 120 140 909
 Andrew DeClercq 71 53 1,211 93-195 0-0 44-54 131 186 317 44 47 32 54 217 230
 Zaza Pachulia 59 2 664 68-175 0-0 58-90 69 105 174 13 21 12 34 87 194
 Steven Hunter 59 23 789 82-155 0-0 23-69 54 116 170 12 5 73 29 101 187
 Reece Gaines 38 1 364 25-86 3-10 16-25 8 31 39 40 11 2 18 22 69
 Sean Rooks 20 0 270 20-57 0-1 21-22 14 33 47 18 5 5 7 41 61
 Sean Rooks (TOT) 55 0 595 54-151 0-1 33-37 24 73 97 29 14 10 22 89 141
 Britton Johnsen 20 4 290 17-59 1-12 7-16 15 30 45 12 7 1 14 28 42
 Desmond Penigar 10 0 89 14-28 0-0 4-4 6 18 24 3 2 2 6 14 32
 Derrick Dial 9 0 86 9-28 2-9 6-8 5 8 13 2 6 0 1 6 26
 Pat Garrity 2 0 22 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
Team Totals 82 0 19,830 2,904-6,768 429-1,248 1,474-2,000 1,003 2,350 3,353 1,584 547 308 1,123 1,744 7,711
Opponents 82 0 -- 3,169-6,804 491-1,301 1,458-1,964 1,072 2,570 3,642 2,004 625 450 1,111 1,691 8,287
created: 10/04/2004,11:33 AM