Monday , Mar , 22 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Orlando Magic Team Report – March 22

=== Orlando Magic Team Report – March 22 ===

(Sports Network) – The Magic struggled without All-Star forward Tracy McGrady
Sunday night, dropping an 84-67 decision to the Seattle SuperSonics at
KeyArena.

McGrady missed the final two contests of Orlando’s road trip while tending to
personal business. The forward was attending the funeral of his great
grandmother.

Juwan Howard had 20 points and Drew Gooden chipped in 17 for the Magic, who
have dropped their last five contests.

The Magic outscored Seattle 17-16 in a tightly-contested third quarter and
trailed 66-56 after 36 minutes.

The SuperSonics put the game away early in the fourth quarter as they scored
nine of the first 11 points, highlighted by five points from Radmanovic, to
claim a comfortable 75-58 cushion. Orlando never threatened the rest of the
game.

Seattle swept the season series and has won nine of its last 11 home games
against the Magic.

The Magic have dropped their last six road contests. Orlando is 9-29 on the
road this season.

Orlando will try to right the ship with McGrady back in the fold Wednesday
night, as it faces Miami at TD Waterhouse Centre.

ORL