Thursday , Mar , 18 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Orlando Magic Team Report – March 18

=== Orlando Magic Team Report – March 18 ===

(Sports Network) – The Orlando Magic’s misery continued on Wednesday, as they
found themselves on the losing end of a 110-85 decision against the Golden
State Warriors at the Arena.

Tracy McGrady, averaging 46.3 points over his previous three games, was held
to just 18 points on 5-of-14 shooting for Orlando. Juwan Howard also had 18 as
the Magic dropped their third straight and fifth in the last six.

To make matters worse after the game it was announced that McGrady is expected
to miss the remainder of the team’s road trip to attend the funeral of his
great-grandmother.

McGrady learned of the death before last night’s game and admitted after the
game that it was a distraction.

The 24-year-old McGrady is averaging a league-high 28.2 points in 66 games
this season. He will miss contests against Portland and Seattle this weekend.

Orlando has dropped eight of their last 10 on the road and are 9-27 away from
home this season.

The Magic will return to action on Saturday in Portland.

ORL