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The Magic have had an up-and-down year when it comes to turnovers.
A young team is going to struggle with turnovers and the Magic even have nine games with 12 or fewer turnovers -- including last night's solid 10-turnover performance against the Bobcats. There are still those three 20-turnover nights, one coming in the double overtime loss to Philadelphia.
Victor Oladipo's recent run of games shows just how inconsistent the Magic have been with the ball. Oladipo had four turnovers in each of his last two games, breaking a streak of five games with three turnovers or fewer. Oladipo has had four games with seven or more turnovers and the rest with four or fewer.
Orlando is coming around and growing in many ways. One way teams will continue to try to test the Magic is through pressure defense and forcing them into turnovers. Particularly Oladipo as his experiment playing point guard continues.
The biggest thing with a team is just attack," Jameer Nelson said. "You don't fall into the attack mode they are putting on you. When a team is pressuring you, it is kind of a false thing. They are doing it because they don't want you to get into your offense because they don't want to guard you.You just want to continue to run your offense and execute."
The purpose of pressure defenses, like the one the Heat famously run to much success in the NBA, is to speed up the offense and get them to play panicy and make mistakes.no comments