Magic at Pacers: What Didn't Work

Although the Magic won their NBA leading 19th road game Saturday night, the victory was far from perfect and there are definitely some things the team could improve upon.

1. Free throw shooting- The Magic did a great job of getting to the basket and drawing fouls, but they didn't take enough advantage of their opportunities. Orlando hit just 29 of 42 free throws for 69%.

2. Turnovers- Orlando committed 15 turnovers Saturday night, which is one over their season average. The point guard position is usually the culprit, but not on this night. The Orlando starting frontcourt gave the ball away 10 times.

3. Overall team defense- Orlando held the Pacers to a little under 45% from the field, which is good, but Indiana had 30 assists and ended up with 115 points. Those numbers must improve.

Overall, it was a good effort for the Magic. They summoned up enough energy to run with the Pacers on the second half of a back to back, and six players scored in double figures. Dwight Howard got back on track, and the point guard play was considerably better than it's been in the last month or so. Lots of good things are happening for the Magic as they head home for four tough games this week against Dallas, New Jersey, L.A., and Cleveland.