BOSTON — Historical evidence indicates the Orlando Magic are vacation-bound, unable to change the course of the series against the Boston Celtics.
But maybe tonight they can change — or erase — an unflattering image that could dog them into the summer and beyond after Saturday night’s Boston Massacre.
“We do want to erase that,” Vince Carter said Sunday after practice. “That wasn’t us. That’s not the real us.”
The sudden perception is that the Magic are paper tigers, mentally and physically soft. And, worse, they tend to surrender when the going gets tough.