Saturday , Dec , 06 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Orlando Magic Team Report – December 6

=== Orlando Magic Team Report – December 6 ===

(Sports Network) – The Orlando Magic will attempt to stop their franchise-
record 18-game losing streak this evening when they head to Dallas to face the
Mavericks at AmericanAirlines Center.

Orlando set a franchise record for futility on Friday when they were upended
by the San Antonio Spurs, 105-94. Tracy McGrady had 28 points for the Magic
and Drew Gooden had 23 with 15 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the
season and third in as many games.

With the loss the Magic eclipsed their 17-game winless streak from the
1991-1992 season.

McGrady scored 16 points in the third quarter and helped Orlando overcome an
18-point deficit, as the Magic actually held a five-point advantage heading
into the final 12 minutes. However, Orlando missed 16 of its final 21 shots to
seal its fate.

The Magic, who have not won since beating the New York Knicks at Madison
Square Garden to open the year, are 1-7 away from home this season.

These two teams split two matchups last season, but Dallas could have the
upper hand tonight, as the home team in this series has won 10 straight
meetings. Orlando, though, has won three of the last five and four of the last
seven overall matchups, but has lost five straight in Big D.