Sunday , Mar , 21 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Orlando Magic Team Report – March 21

=== Orlando Magic Team Report – March 21 ===

(Sports Network) – Orlando, which owns the league’s worst record (19-52), has
lost four straight and nine of its last 12 games.

The Magic didn’t do well without Tracy McGrady, who was tending to personal
business, on Saturday as they fell 92-73 to the Portland Trail Blazers at the
Rose Garden.

Juwan Howard netted 21 points and hauled in nine boards for the Magic, who
have dropped four straight contests. Drew Gooden contributed 14 points in the

The Trail Blazers made 49 percent of their shots (39-of-79), while the Magic
connected on just 28-of-89 for the game (32 percent).

The Magic have dropped five consecutive road contests. For the year, Orlando
is only 9-27 on the road. Orlando will try to end their road woes without
McGrady this evening, when it takes on Seattle at KeyArena.

Seattle won the first and only other meeting with Orlando, 115-101, at TD
Waterhouse Centre last Saturday. These two teams have split the last 10
meetings in this series. Orlando won its last trip to Seattle.